Earth or No? – Fantasy Worldbuilding Basics Part II

Welcome back, everyone!  I hope that you all had a fantastic holiday season!  As for me, I’m back from my all too brief hiatus.  The New Year has come and gone and it’s back to writing.  For this week, I’ll continue on the worldbuilding topic and focus on the first steps to developing a fantasy world.

Earth or Not Earth

One of the very first things you need to think about when creating your own fantasy world is to consider your sub-genre.  Are you writing an Urban Fantasy in which the world is similar to the Earth we know but with fantastical differences?  Or are you setting your story in a totally different place, like in Epic Fantasy?  Each of these choices has its own set of questions that must be answered. In this post, we’ll take a look at what you need to consider when developing an alternate Earth.