I decided to do a segment on World Building, which is by far one of the most important aspects of any story, regardless what genre it is. I’ll be sharing tips as well on how to make an imaginary world believable in a set of posts, so the first part is:
Before you start any story, an important aspect to consider is how the world is shaped, what is it called, what is the dominant religion, how wealth is distributed and so on.
Knowing the cities and villages of a continent can give you clear directions on where the characters are going, and what they should do. That is why before I write a story, I draw a little map on my whiteboard and name the countries, cities, villages, forts whatever the landscape will have. Always keep in mind that, wealth is never shared equally. If there is a wealthy person, then that is because someone got poor because of him.
If you need any tips, pay attention to the current world state of our own little planet. That is:
- People will always disagree.
- There will always be an organization to protect something (environment, earth day and so on…).
- For someone to be rich, another must be poor.
- Power corrupts, so the ones in charge have a huge chance of being complete assholes.
- There is no evil. A good person may do an evil deed, and vice versa (it just depends).
- Humans fear the unknown. If your world has humans, then they ought to behave like them too.
These are only the first ingredients of the world you’re building, other things to consider are basically how much control do the common people have, do they have an activist hero fighting for their rights or equality? How secure their everyday life is?
Stay tuned for more!
Until next time,
In a morbid city, police often resorted to a super detective who tackles the cases that seem unsolvable. The killings under the Moonlight haunted everybody in the city of Finnevile. The only distinguishable patterns were the sudden disappearances, just a smudge of blood on the walls and an eerie Moonlight Symphony playing whenever a victim was found. Growing restless, the renowned detective resorts to some unpopular tactics to put an end to the murderous rampage.