How to Create a Fantasy World — Collab

Hey, guys!

I’m doing a collab with the lovely Josie from Josie on the Go. Our collab is about how to create a fantasy world. (See Josie’s part HERE.)

How to Create a Fantasy World

^picture by Josie^

1. Inhabitants

As Josie put it, “Different worlds mean different people who live in them.” In our world, not everyone looks alike, and in your world, the inhabitants shouldn’t all look the same, either (unless that’s an important part of the story, of course). Think about it: there are many types of people in the world, and they all look so different from each other. They all have unique traits that make them stand out from the rest of Earth’s inhabitants.

2. Locations

One of the perks of writing: creating places that can’t exist in real life. You can create a world were it snows all the time (like Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), or a city on the bottom of the ocean. Give your locations memorable names and a fascinating landmark or two, and make the inhabitants unique, like I mentioned in point one.

3. Cultures

Every country has it’s own cultures and customs. Your fantasy world shouldn’t be any different! Try looking up different cultures or traditions and tweaking them to fit your story.

4. Magic

Magic plays a huge part in many fantasy stories. Let’s say that in your world, everyone is born with an elemental power. How does this effect the citizens’ daily life? Do they have classes at school dedicated to mastering their powers? Are people separated into districts according to what power they have?

5. Government

Without a government, your fantasy world will fall into disarray. The most common type of government in fantasy stories is monarchy, which means that a king or queen rules over the land. You know what that means: princesses! But there are many different types of fascinating governments, like oligarchy, dictatorship, etc., which could help shape your world.

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Make sure to check out Josie’s part HERE.

 What do you keep in mind when creating a fantasy world? Share your tips in the comments!

Loren

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22 thoughts on “How to Create a Fantasy World — Collab

  1. OurAmericanGirlDollhouse says:

    Ooh! What an awesome post! Great tips! :)
    I know you’ve been using WordPress for awhile. What made you choose it over Blogger? (or have you used Blogger before?) I’m really interested in switching my blogs over to WordPress but I don’t necessarily want to leave my loyal Blogger commenters (is that a word? ;) ) and followers behind.

    Thanks Loren! Again, awesome post!

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    • Loren says:

      Thank you so much!

      I actually didn’t know about Blogger when I started my blog! I’ve used Blogger once (when I was part of a collab blog that quickly fell apart), and it was pretty confusing. Your Blogger commenters would still be able to follow if you switched to WordPress — all you’d have to do is add the Follow by Email widget to your sidebar. They can comment on WP blogs, too.

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