30 Days of Writing: Day Twelve

In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?

Worldbuilding…not one of my strengths. I enjoy worldbuilding, but can often be consumed by it, pouring all of my creativity into figuring out the how and why something occurred, even if that instance has only a minor mention. I’m of the belief that even the smallest occurrences have importance and larger ramifications down the road, so I over-analyze and over-plan everything.

I’ve poured the most energy into worldbuilding for The Continent and my current WIP. For the current WIP, I may not have come up with the world, but I’ve definitely contributed largely to the social systems, how the government runs, etc. For The Continent, I planned largely how the new government works versus the old one, and the old way of life versus the new.

I still have many logical kinks to work out in both. The way things work intrigues me, the causes and effects…I get too caught up in those, at times, that I neglect actually working on the narrative.

In the future, I’m going to better organize my world building. Everything is spread out over several journals. I need to make a document and just make notes on the various aspects of life–government, social, religious, etc.

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