Worldbuilding Research

Today I spent most of my free time working on world building for a new project I’m just getting into.

It’s going to be fantasy-esque, and I thought I would share some of the research methods I’ve been using. Now I don’t claim to be an expert at this, these are just some of the tips I’ve found that seem to be helpful.

Please feel free to share any you have found in your world building.

Google “Archaic or obscure BLANK.” For instance, I wanted to know aquatic creatures that weren’t just water elementals, and bam, I found a massive list of tons of mythical creatures that had something to do with water.

Google “other ways of saying BLANK.” This will help you figure out words that you’ve never heard of or ones you once knew but just need reminding. It’s also helpful to find out ways and patterns that people talk so you can put a unique slant on your project.

Google image search on anything. I know this is simple, but it’s easy to forget that the internet has pictures on it! Not just because I don’t use them on this blog, but also because the first page of Google is all text. So remember to use that, you never know when you’ll find something really cool!

That’s all the time I have for today! Gotta get back to world building

Till tomorrow,

Tom

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