World Building How-To

Creating fictional worlds has always been a passionate interest of mine. Here we bring you books authored by myself and others that delve into the nuts and bolts of creating fictional settings for use in stories and role-playing games.  If you would like more free information and how-to on world building, including free weekly tips, click here for more

– Teramis

 

The Gazetteer Writer's Manual: Creating Travel Guides for Fictional WorldsThe Gazetteer Writer’s Manual

Here’s a timely solution for world builders who have a lot of world to develop, details to document, and still need an appealing way to introduce the setting to an audience. The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual gives you a blueprint for fleshing out your fictional world and presenting it in a gazetteer format that is easy to work with and fun to read. This book brings you the combined perspective of two world-building professionals with decades of experience: Deborah Teramis Christian, science fiction and fantasy novelist, game designer, and founder of the World Building Academy, and Bruce A. Heard, creative mastermind behind the Mystara campaign setting for TSR’s Dungeons & Dragons, author and product manager of the unique Gazetteers that framed that setting. GWM is suitable for fiction writers as well as game designers, and anyone who is involved in creating and documenting a fictional world. Preview excerpts, the table of contents, and read more about the book at the book page.

The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual: Creating Travel Guides for Fictional Worlds
~53k words, ~127 pdf pgs.

.pdf format Price: 9.99

.mobi format Price: 9.99

.epub format Price: 9.99

 

World Building Tips Volume 2

World Building Tips, Volume 2Here’s the second book in the World Building Tips series, presenting many pithy tips and design considerations for fictional settings. This volume emphasizes subjects such as travel, transportation, and communications, and a grab bag of interesting miscellanea.  More info at the book page, including links to an excerpt and the table of contents.

World Building Tips Volume 2.  28k words, ~80 pgs in pdf format.

  .pdf format        Price:  4.99

  .mobi format     Price:  4.99

  .epub format     Price:  4.99

 

World Building Tips Volume 1

World Building Tips Volume 1Here’s a great collection of world building tips for writers and game designers:  a concise but pointed look at critical factors in world design and elements essential to any fictional world. Award-winning science fiction author Jacqueline Lichtenberg says of this book, “This is the FIRST book you need” to study in this field. “An excellent primer for world building.”   More info at the book page, including links to an excerpt and the table of contents.

World Building Tips Volume 1.  27k words, ~77 pgs in pdf format.

  .pdf format        Price:  4.99

  .mobi format     Price:  4.99

  .epub format     Price:  4.99

 

 

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