W is for World Building. This may be my favorite part of writing fantasy. I enjoy developing a world of my own. I love to draw maps. Though I am not much of an artist, I draw maps of the entire region, the villages, and sometimes house plans.
With my first book, MARABELLA, DISCOVERING MAGICS, I began with the characters and built their world around them. Now I am working on the second book in the series. I am having fun expanding the existing world and developing new characters to inhabit it.
World building is not just locations and maps. It also involves climate and weather, new character races, and different cultures.
Writing fantasy gives me the freedom to build whatever I can dream up. The laws of physics as we know them need not apply.
What does your fantasy world look like? Are there castles in the clouds? Do mythological creatures inhabit your world? Are the denizens of your world something completely new? W is for World Building. #atozchallenge