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Here are the contents of The Gazetteer Writer’s Manual, from the World Building Academy:
1 DESIGN ORIENTATION
1-1 TL;DR Summary
1-2 Hook vs History
2 GETTING STARTED
2-1 Finding a Unique Hook
2-2 Document Structure and Formatting
2-3 Physics v Magic
2-5 Narratives: Choices and Limitations
2-6 The First Few Steps
2-7 Design Methodologies
3 BREAKING DOWN THE WORK
3-1 Identifying What to Cover
3-2 Getting Organized, Planning Ahead
4 THE NUTS AND BOLTS
4-2 Lay of the Land
4-4 Laws and Society
4-5 Politics and Governance
4-6 Organizations& Secret Societies
4-7 Important & Not so Important People
4-8 Developing the Unique Hook
4-9 Sites of Interest
4-10 Strange Creatures
4-11 Plot Ideas, Stories, Adventures
5 THE QUICKSTART GUIDEBOOK
5-1 What is a Quickstart Guidebook?
5-2 Distillation or Kernel?
5-3 Planning the Guidebook
5-4 Book Contents
6 WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE WRITTEN IT
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
PDF DOWNLOAD LINK – QUICKSTART EXAMPLE
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