Collaborative world-building

Posted on Thu 01 February 2018 in Articles • Tagged with world-building, writing, fantasy, collaboration • 4 min read

After reading a post on Facebook about a shared world, I speculate how such a system could work.


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Historical Fantasy

Posted on Tue 15 December 2015 in Articles • Tagged with writing, world building, fantasy • 3 min read

I like writing fantasy and I like world building but I've been wondering lately if the effort of creating a new world is worth it, particularly for single volume stories.

I've been contemplating this both as I ready my novel, Weaver of Dreams, for publication and as I embark on …


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Regions and Settlements

Posted on Sun 27 July 2014 in Articles • Tagged with PHP, realms, regions, settlements, demographics, world-building • 9 min read

In my last post, I wrote about my logic behind generating the populations of a realm's capital city and all lesser cities and towns. Since then I've written code, changed my approach and little and am now thinking about generating more information about each settlement.

Firstly though I want to …


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Creating realms

Posted on Sun 22 June 2014 in Articles • Tagged with development, realms, world-building • 5 min read

The story so far

In the last month or so, I've been building the groundwork of a world-building application. The aim is to create fictional or constructed worlds quickly that are both internally logical and have some ingredients from historical models baked in. The application itself is currently a bunch …


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Creating and Managing Characters

Posted on Sun 08 June 2014 in Articles • Tagged with characters, world-building • 6 min read

Characters are fundamental to our stories and our world so naturally I want to manage them within the world-building application. Conveniently, I've already started to model my characters as part of the tools I created to add new stories to the world.

So far, when I create a story, the …


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Creating Worlds and Stories

Posted on Sun 13 April 2014 in Articles • Tagged with story-manager, world-building, development, PHP • 5 min read

Earlier I posted about my ideas and requirements to create a story manager within my world-building app. In this post I'm going to introduce the two first-draft scripts to first create the world and then create stories within that world.

But first I want to talk about my world template …


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