Worldbuilding and the Such

  • Worldbuilding and the Such

     Andrew updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago 5 Members · 20 Posts
  • Austin

    Member
    August 26, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Hey! So, I’m Austin, but you can also call me Keb. I’m writing a book, and here I’ll attempt to be giving worldbuilding tips and the such. If you want to know something you can ask me.

    Note: I am not professional, and most of the time I scrap my books before they get anywhere. This time I have gotten my book through 6 first draft chapters, though. So that’s a good thing.

    @jake.w.birckhead

  • Austin

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Alright, so my first thing on worldbuilding is something that I’m not sure many people do, so you may or may not take this with a grain of salt. Now, quick note, if you’re building a story on earth than this advice can be disregarded.

    Anywho, what I often do is create a story on a completely different world. Now, not everyone does this, but as I said you can take this with a grain of salt. See, whenever I create a new world I can keep materials such as iron, gold, and other things, however if its a living thing I make up something new, with small exceptions (e.g. in a game that I’m making carrots and grapes arrived on the world via a capsule signed with the name “Musk”). I will have similar things like trees that are simply slightly different from earth trees, and I’ll even call ground covering grass. In fact, these grasses and trees might look exactly like earth grasses and trees, however there are still biological differences. However, with animals and intelligent species I stray a little further. I may often have many earth-like animals, but I’ll also make a few fantastical beasts that don’t quite resemble earth creatures, such as the Wraet-Sae. I also have a fondness for creating dragons. Intelligent species that I make are generally gonna be human-like with a few differences (pointed ears, longer limbs, different coloration), anthropomorphic animals, or a combination of the two. I will sometimes do other things, such as the Eclipseites, which have a oval body, no legs, arms, or feet, square-ish hands that float disconnected from the body, and circular heads.

  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    thanks for the tips i am working on a book called chonicles of valoria (sorry for or if there are spelling errors) I am thinking of making lions that smell the truth but i do not know hat to call them any ideas?

    • Austin

      Member
      September 2, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      How about Leoponos? Leo is Latin for Lion and pono is another language that I already forgot the name of for truth.

  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    also in my book a lot of the creatures i am adding my own twist like how goblins are industrial creature who live in the C (starts with a c means many citys combined into each other because there was once many goblin citys now there is only one which is the older citys which are now called districts) (goblin also can enchant certain materials to do difrent thinks

  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    And good luck on your book I don’t normally scrap my books i put them in my write later section or revise them

    • Austin

      Member
      September 2, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, I’ve been ~attempting~ to write books for five years now, and before I get far I reread and notice how cringey they are so end up just giving up.

  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Extensivley

  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    the goblin city is called (Conurbation the one that i mentioned earlier)

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  • Jake

    Member
    September 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    also goblins are mostly comic relief but they give a lot to the story unlike jar jar in the phantom menece (sorry about spelling errors)

    • Jake

      Member
      September 1, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      sorry about all the posts

      • Austin

        Member
        September 2, 2021 at 2:03 pm

        Ah, its fine.

  • Ben Crist

    Moderator
    September 2, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Love that you guys have connected over writing. Wanted to share a great resource for readers and writers alike: Stories are Soul Food podcast. Just listened to a fascinating discussion of how to write villains and villainy. Highly recommended!

    • Austin

      Member
      September 3, 2021 at 9:56 am

      I’ve been listening to that actually! Often during math I listen to music (Normally Twenty-One Pilots), but on Mondays I’ll listen to listen to the latest episode.

    • Jake

      Member
      September 7, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      thanks i’ll try it

  • cryoutforwisdom

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Can I ask a silly question? (Not sure if dumb questions exist in these worlds:)

    • Andrew

      Member
      August 23, 2022 at 11:40 am

      Go for it!

      • cryoutforwisdom

        Member
        August 23, 2022 at 11:51 am

        Thank you, Andrew! What is the fascination with worldbuilding? Understand, I’m 41 and completely out of the teen loop for many moons now. But this world is so full of a great many things…why piece together fragments to create a fake one?

        I have eight kids, and your answer I await with baited breath as though it were a key to their mysterious minds…

        • cryoutforwisdom

          Member
          August 23, 2022 at 11:59 am

          PS – and it’s not like I haven’t tried. I too have works in progress.

          One poor girl is stuck tied a hotel room because I can’t figure out what the bad guys want to do that will get her shipped off to Europe in time for WWI.

          But trying to create a character takes so much effort…creating a whole world blows my mind!

          And also I have a lot of work to do myself in this world, so my poor Ruby Mae May have to stay tied up until my six year old graduates. 🙂

          • Andrew

            Member
            September 1, 2022 at 9:22 am

            The fascination with worldbuilding is being able to create a world that is yours. You get to control every facet, every portion. Unlike being bound by this world’s laws and order, gravity can be reversed, the sky can be purple, and grass can be as tall as trees.

            Note: I don’t do worldbuilding in my stories. It is way too much work, and I’ve asked this same questions of my friends.

            I’m sorry for the late reply, I was away for a couple weeks.

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