Posts Categorized: Blogging Challenges

How to Insert Unique Cultures into Your Fantasy World

Yesterday, we discussed the various races you might want to include in your books. Today, we are going to talk about the culture(s) of your world. What are they? How are they different? How do you show that they are different? What kind of hierarchy or caste-system do they contain, if any? And where do… Read more »

Elves and Dwarves and Humans, Oh My!

Ah, the conflict between elves and dwarves in Middle Earth! Which do you prefer? Elves or dwarves? Why? Most people have a fairly strong preference. One of the reasons behind that is because Tolkien took the time to create deep cultures and histories for each of these races, and he made them complex and varied,… Read more »

The Fantastical Beasts of Nälu – Guest Post J.L. Mbewe

The Fantastical Beasts of Nälu by J. L. Mbewe Thank you so much for having me, Jenelle! One of the things I love about fantasy are the fantastical creatures and beings we encounter. It can give the story a wild sense of wonder or terror. For today’s post, I thought I would invite you all… Read more »

How to Tackle One of the Trickier Aspects of World Building…

I am going to step very carefully here, because this is a tricky topic. And of course it’s right here in the middle-ish of our month-long exploration of world building, but it can be an important bit to consider: Who or what are the deities, otherworldly powers/beings, planes of existence within your world? And what do… Read more »