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7 Deadly SINS of Worldbuilding

7 Deadly SINS of Worldbuilding | Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique. | Scoop.it

Worldbuilding is an essential part of any work of fiction. But especially for science fiction or fantasy, it's the lifeblood of storytelling. But when worldbuilding fails, it can wreck your whole story, and leave your characters feeling pointless. Here are seven deadly sins of worldbuilding.


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Asil's curator insight, August 3, 2013 5:21 PM

Really helpful checklist for the novelist (or screenwriter or playwright). 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:21 AM
1. Not thinking about basic infrastructure.

How do they eat? What do they eat? Who takes away the garbage? Who deals with their bodily wastes? How do they get around? What do the majority of people do to survive? You're not just constructing a society, you're creating an economy. People don't oppress each other for fun — usually, systems of hierarchy and oppression have an economic component to them. Maybe you need a lot of peasants to grow labor-intensive crops, or maybe you need lots of cannon fodder in your space war. Maybe your only source of protein is a weird fungus that needs to be tended by specially trained people. Maybe everybody's eating algae. In any case, there's nothing worse than a fictional world where there are elaborate social structures, which seem completely separated from the realities of food, shelter and clothing.

 

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Juliana Loh's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:42 PM

Having worked on an even smaller RPG project, I've had to build out and consider all aspects of our world both visually and wrt narrative. Responding to situations required designing the society mindset. Without that mindset, we wouldn't have known how to visually represent our world economically, socially aesthetically and politically.

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How to write a book in 30 days [...]

How to write a book in 30 days [...] | Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique. | Scoop.it

The Guardian: "A practical step-by-step method to writing the first draft of your novel in 30 days" ...


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