Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is a crucial aspect of all stories, fantasy or otherwise. To watch all of our videos on worldbuilding, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific worldbuilding video, use the list below or the search bar.

Balancing Backstory

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk all things backstory–when to use it, how much to use, prologues, and more!

Building a Whole New World

Emma Gisclair talks about getting started worldbuilding without getting bogged down it and never actually starting to write.

Creating Stand-Out Settings

Meghan Jashinsky talks about using your setting to increase conflict and make your story stand out from the rest.

Creating Worlds (and Words)

E. Latimer talks about how to make your sci-fi or fantasy world accessible.

Drawing Scenes

Emma Gisclair talks about drawing your settings (no matter how un-skilled you are in the art of illustration) to help keep all of those world-related details in your head.

Let’s Get Cultured

Meghan Jashinsky talks about how worldbuilding is all in the details.

Letting Mythology Inspire You

Rachel Sargeant talks about how local folklore can give you amazing inspiration for your writing.

MAP MAKING TUTORIAL: AutoREALM!

Meghan Jashinsky gives an in-depth look at how she makes maps using the safe, free, awesome program, AutoREALM.

ShaelinWrites: Using Specific Details

Shaelin–writer and booktuber/writetuber over at ShaelinWrites–talks about using specific details to enhance your worldbuilding and writing.

The Wonderful World of Worldbuilding

Desiraye Williams talks about worldbuilding, specifically: questions to ask yourself that you might not originally think of.

There’s no Place Like Home! (In Settings)

Kellie Sheridan talks about using settings that you know and love in your writing.

Worldbuilding!

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about all things worldbuilding and how to craft a world that readers are desperate to visit.

Writing Real Life Settings

E. Latimer talks about writing settings that actually exist in the real world.

Writing Weather

Emma gisclair talks about how certain weather always inspires her to write, then goes on to discuss the importance of including weather in your settings to help strengthen worldbuilding and tone.

Yudron Wangmo: Going on an Adventure!

Yudron Wangmo–author of the Cycle of the Sky series–takes you with her as she visits the setting of her newest book. She walks you through her research, and how she uses travel to inform her writing!