I’ve been compiling a massive resource Table of Contents on the writing forums I help moderate: LegendFire: Writing Resources Table of Contents
Between this and all of my projects and homework for my university classes, I haven’t had much time for a big in-depth post. However, once I am done with the upcoming week of tests, I’ll have a short break before the intensity starts up again to update this blog with some more in-depth posts. If all goes well, I will graduate with my degree in May.
World-building Resources Thread
Fantasy World building Questions
Magical World building Guide
Creating a Realistic Fantasy World
Creating the Fantasy World
A Tough Guide to Fantasyland
On Thunder and Blunder
Ten Terrific Resources for Hard Science Fiction
Constructing a SF Universe
Buidling Secondary Worlds: Advice
Creating an Earthlike Planet
The Language Construction Kit
Creating a Realistic Alien Language
World Builders (Click on Lesson Units to start the course.)
World building Research links:
The Types of Government
Stars – Classification (and a host of other links concerning astronomy)
Mysterious Britain And Ireland Encyclopedia
History of Metals
Maps for World building:
Developing Fictional World through Mapping
How to Draw a Map
Creating Topographic Maps
Programs or applets useful for World Building:
GIMP – opensource program similar to photoshop
AutoRealm – GNU Mapper
Blender – opensource program for creating 3D content
Terragen 2: Rendering and animating Realistic Environments
StarGen- Solar System Generator
In Browser Version of StarGen
3-D Star Maps
Star Map Software Links
Online World Building Projects:
The World Dream Bank
FARP: Creating Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds
The above links are not fully comprehensive, but it is a start. The point here is to try to compile as much resources as possible, so that when you sit down to world-build, you can have this at your finger tips to help you locate the information needed to world-build as completely as you wish to do.
My series on world-building (without the heavy math I normally use) will continue next weekend.
Does any of my readers have any useful resources to add to this list on world-building?
Wow, Amber, you moderate all those sites. No wonder you are so busy.
Oh, I don’t moderate all those sites. Only parts of LegendFire. These are just sites I’ve found and am compiling for future reference.