I hope this gave you some motivation to get started. A big part of speculative fiction is the escapism. The Inheritance Trilogy by N. What makes your world unique? Many fantasy novelists simply create copies of medieval England.
What gods do they worship? Sometimes worlds in the distant past, full of wizards and dragons. Readers want to explore forests of magic, enter mighty castles, fly on dragons, and sail on ships to exotic lands. But it should still be a place readers want to visit. Ancient civilizations, ruined empires, and myths will form part of your world.
As I was drawing the map, I was also inventing new cultures.
When building the world of Moth, I worked with musician Ekaterina to create Moth music and with artist Peter Ortiz to create Moth artwork. The list of questions goes on. What armor and clothing do they wear? Enjoyed these writing tips? The Heroes series by Moira J.
The Spiritwalker Trilogy by Kate Elliott A more contemporary trilogy from seasoned fantasy author Elliott, the Spiritwalker books follow a girl gifted with the ability to move between worlds, as she tries to uphold her family honor and save her powerful sister from certain death.
Valente Valente has a gift for creating matryoshka dolls, palimpsests of novels—that is, her work folds stories within stories within stories. Some locations are pleasant, such as the Shire.
When creating my fictional cultures, I often "borrow" bits and pieces from real Earth cultures. Each side developed its own cultures, and day and night clash throughout the series.
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor Quite possibly one of the best contemporary fantasy authors with her gift for intricate and poetic prose, Taylor won our appreciation with Lips Touch Three Times, a collection of three supernatural stories.
Meanwhile, the people of Orida sail longships and live in mead halls, giving them a Nordic feel. And because we cannot resist cheating just a little bit more here are a few crossover female fantasy authors that are unforgivably under-read: All offer the reader a new experience, an escape from mundane life.
As you draw coastlines, mountains, swamps, forests, ruins, and settlements, you can let your imagination run and invent new locations and cultures as you go. But a unique "theme" to your world will help it stand out. This process can help you learn more about your world.
Movie soundtracks work particularly well. My "night folk" even wear the luminous lures of angler fish as jewelry, trapping the light in glass beads. Much of your world can be violent, ugly, and scary, but it should still include some elements to draw in your readers: Sometimes other planets or our own planet in the future.
Each of your fictional civilizations should be unique. Check out my own writing. If you, like us, have read The Killing Moon and want more female-authored fantasy, look no further. That said, our favorite book by the talented author is her breathtaking dark fairy tale, The City in the Lake.
Sometimes worlds similar to our own but touched with magic. One of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of writing speculative fiction is building your world. I could have created a simple world where two kingdoms battled, but actually dividing the world between day and night made Moth more memorable.
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Fantasy and science fiction are about other worlds. Sometimes worlds in the distant past, full of wizards and dragons. GET INSPIRED This is the fun part. For inspiration during your worldbuilding, find music, artwork, and photographs that capture your world.
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