World Building, Sort Of

Since I touched on world building on Friday I thought I’d write a bit more about it for today.

There’s just one small problem…

I don’t know what to say about it.

When I write something that is science fiction or strictly fantasy I tend to make things up as I go, which leads to some interesting problems, so it’s a bad habit that I should probably try to break.

When I’m writing something that is more along the lines of paranormal or urban fantasy I actually do a lot more research than I do for SF&F.

Why?

Because people can fact-check it and I don’t want to look like I was making it up as I went.

So, anyhow, there are some questions I want to tackle on this subject:

Why is world building important?

How much is too much?

How little is not enough?

But I’m not going to tackle them today. It’s way too hot and my brain has melted and my body is in process of doing the same.

I’m on night shift this week so I’ll write about them when I’m in air conditioning.

 

 

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2 responses to “World Building, Sort Of

  1. Awesome post! I’m bad about plotting and note taking. ~grin~ Of course, I’m hoarding my series for private enjoyment for now, anyway. Heh… Thanks for stopping by on my snippet with a kind word. Be well. And Happy Writing!

  2. If you ever figure out the secret to those last two questions about too much or too little, let me know. I’m impossible when it comes to world building and have a tendency to also do things on the fly. (I should probably break that habit too, huh?)

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