Storyworld First: Creating a Unique Fantasy World for Your Novel

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Novel Teen Press, Aug 13, 2014 - Reference

 The question I hear most from beginners about building a fantasy storyworld is, "Where do I start?"

Oz, Wonderland, Narnia, the 100 Acre Wood, Neverland, Hogwarts, the United Federation of Planets, Westeros, Middle Earth, Alagaesia, Terabithia, Gotham City, Jurassic Park, Fablehaven, and a galaxy far, far away.

These fictional places have become real in the minds and hearts or readers. These storyworlds that someone invented-someone who was once like you, learning to tell stories, learning to write, and dreaming about publishing a novel.

Whether you're starting from scratch or are looking to add depth to a finished story, Storyworld First will get you thinking.

Includes tips for worldbuilding:

Astronomy
• Magic
• Government
Map making
• History
• Religion
Technology
• Languages
• Culture

And how it all works together.

 

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Contents

CREATING THE WORLD
1
CREATING AMAP
9
CREATING CIVILIZATIONS
15
CREATING CREATURES
25
CREATING MAGIC
39
CREATING HISTORY
51
CREATING RELIGIONS
61
CREATING TECHNOLOGY
67
HOW TO KEEP TRACK OFIT ALL
99
MY STORYWORLD
109
WRITING WAR
115
SOLAR SYSTEM WORKSHEET
124
CREATURE WORKSHEET
130
ANSWERS TO SLANG QUIZ FROM CHAPTER 11
140
WORD LIST FORCURSES AND INSULTS
149
SPECULATIVE FICTION SUBGENRES
156

CREATING LANGUAGES
77
VERNACULAR LANGUAGE
83
WORLDS WITHIN OUR WORLD
91

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About the author (2014)

Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including the Blood of Kings trilogy, Replication, the Mission League series, and the Safe Lands trilogy. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at www.jillwilliamson.com, where adventure comes to life. 

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