Adventures in Worldbuilding: Questions I ask myself (because I’m mental)…

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1) How the heck do I write a mystery story involving a framing of a drug dealer in a fantasy world?

2) Is it possible to have a continent that spirals out from a central point with three arms (kind of like a galaxy), or is that just fantasy nonsense? Something like this:


3) How much information is too much for a short story set in a fantasy world? In a novel, you would have the option to spend a considerable amount of time establishing scene, but not so in a short story. Confusing.

4) What is it like being a giant frog person? How do I get in the head of such a person, considering that I have never been a frog before (though I may have dressed up as one when I was a youngin’)?

5) What is the best beverage for stirring the creative juices?



(This whole “Adventures in Worldbuilding” thing has become a real feature, hasn’t it?  So be it.  I like talking about what I’m doing in the writing world, even if it’s completely random and weird.)

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

One thought on “Adventures in Worldbuilding: Questions I ask myself (because I’m mental)…

  1. 1) Same way you'd do it in the real world.
    2) Possible, but improbable, but who the eff cares, cause it's a FANTASY.
    3) Just enough to establish setting. Around 10% of overall wordcount max.
    4) You live in swamps. Just imagine that, now make everything slimy and know that you can grab meals clear across the room.
    5) Rockstar Punch. Delicioso.

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