girls just wanna have
real pockets on our clothes, damn
World building is the process of creating a fictional or imaginary world that is the basis of your novel or series. These worlds usually have their own histories, geographies, back stories, species, etc. Although the world you’re creating is fictional, it will most likely share aspects of our own realities.
There are a few things you should understand before you begin world building. Make sure you keep these things in mind:
Your world has to make sense.
I’m not saying you can’t switch things up, but everything that happens has to be a logical part of YOUR OWN world. Your characters should react appropriately based on his or her environment. Properly setting up your world will help us understand your characters, so make sure you take the time to develop it. Excellent world building means nothing if you don’t take the time to share it with your audience.
The culture of your world does not have to be the same as it was in our histories.
A lot of fantasy novels lack diversity because people say to themselves “well, that’s the way it was.” First of all, that’s not always the case. Secondly, YOU’RE CREATING YOUR OWN WORLD. You don’t have to abide by our history. While you should always show respect for the cultures you’re basing things on, you don’t have to follow what’s happened in our own world. Get creative and build a world no one’s ever seen before.
Figure out what sort of technology your world has and spend time developing it.
There are so many novels I’ve read where the technology doesn’t make sense. Sometimes a world has all this crazy technology, but they’re still behind on medical advancements. You can do what you want, but make sure it matches up and make sure it’s believable. Also, there will be some sections of your world that will be poorer than others, so places won’t have the technology of the richer areas. Take some time to think about how class and race will play a part on where certain technologies are utilized.
Be as creative and crazy as you want. Why participate in world building if you don’t use it to your advantage? Put in everything you love. Have fun creating your own world. If you do it in a thoughtful way, everyone will enjoy it.
things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
Hair color reference chart. It’s not perfect, but from what I could gather it’s pretty accurate.
dont let the fanfic writers see this
I just wanna s*** some d***
HOW MANY DOGS ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL
I HAVE THREE WORDS THAT WILL BRING JOY TO YOUR HEART:
little league quidditch
#all brooms fly like 3 feet off the ground#the bludgers are stuffed animals#keepers often get distracted by clouds#the seekers are better at playing tag than catching the snitch#games are over when it’s naptime
can we pls acknowledge that there are not just sex-repulsed people but romance-repulsed people?? pls? thanks
- Baby: m-m-m
- Mother: what are you trying to say? mommy?
- Baby: MEGATRON HAS FALLEN. I, STARSCREAM, NOW LEAD THE DECEPTICONS.
Anonymous asked: Are there any translators that would tell me how something would be said in ex. 1900s, 1800s, etc. Or websites that would tell me how everyone talked back then?
I’ve never seen translators for anything except for things like Old English, Latin, Greek, and other ancient languages.
As far as how people spoke in different time periods, you’re going to want to look that up by the decade, era, and place:
- The Ancient Era (4000 B.C.-476 A.D.)
- The Medieval Era (476-1450)
- The Renaissance Era (1450-1600)
- The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)
- The Baroque Era (1600-1750)
- The Georgian Era (1714-1811)
- The Regency Era (1812-1830)
- The Victorian Era (1837-1901)
- The Edwardian Era (1901-1919)
(thank you to Eras of Elegance for the list)
You can search for phrases, slang, or just “how people spoke” and you should get a variety of pages that will help you. Possible searches:
- "medieval slang in England"
- "slang of 14th century France"
- "15th century phrases in Scotland"
- "how people spoke in 16th century England"
- "American slang of the 1920s"
- "how people spoke in the American Old West"
Here are some general references:
Useful Phrases in Old English
Old West Slang, Lingo, and Phrases
Slang of the 1920s
Faire Speak (Renaissance Era)
How to Speak 19th Century
A Glossary of Edwardian Slang
56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using
American Slang from the Early 19th Century
As with all resources, it’s very important that you cross-reference and double-check anything before you use it. Once you find some words or phrases that you want to use, simply look them up to verify that they are accurate. :)