Advice on world building/story building.

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Advice on world building/story building.

Post by Dead Herald on Fri May 20, 2011 11:02 am

Aside from jumping in and simply beginning to write, how else could I flesh out a potential world?

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Re: Advice on world building/story building.

Post by Komrade Kharloth on Fri May 20, 2011 1:29 pm

Copypasta real-world cultures and events, and use them as a sort of base to build up from, adding your own ideas to make them unique.

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Post by Xandy on Fri May 20, 2011 2:28 pm

Take all the most interesting concepts about the world and build upon them. Take various aspects from real-life cultures and mash them together with your own concepts.

Also, /tg/ has some good world building threads that can help with ideas:

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=world+building

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Re: Advice on world building/story building.

Post by MilkyFresh on Thu May 26, 2011 1:43 pm

^ What they said

Write about what you know. Not saying it should be set in LA or anything, just write characters that are based off people you've met, then alter them. And write about situations you have experience with.

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Re: Advice on world building/story building.

Post by Furburt on Thu May 26, 2011 10:41 pm

Wander the streets for a while, taking everything in. Note down every little bizarre event, anything that catches your eye. The best way to add flavour to any story and make it sound sincere is just to use genuine flavour. Sure, you're not going to get the ambiance of a Delhi marketplace on a street in LA, but just look out for little events and scenarios that you can easily adapt to your story.

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Post by ggggggggggg on Thu May 26, 2011 11:29 pm

I once saw a kid piss into his car door just outside a shopping centre.


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Post by Furburt on Thu May 26, 2011 11:30 pm

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