Fictional Anthropology

Thinking restarting a project I use to do:  “Fictional Anthropology: A Guide to Worldbuilding”. The site would have not only links but loads of ideas that people could use. I may compress some into a workbook idea that one could fill out as they go along creating their story. Basically a culmination of what I learned in anthropology courses and loads of common sense.

Worldbuilding is the art of creating a universe for your story. Many when they hear the word “worldbuilding” they think scifi or fantasy. But that is limiting… for all writers are “world-building” to some degree. The writer creates the environment for the story. That can be as simple as one room or as complex as a whole planetary system.

You are “worldbuilding” when you create a house and floor plan or a town with streets. You are “world building” when you create restaurants, farms, mills, schools, stores on Main street.

In other words you are creating the boundaries and guidelines for the characters of your story to exist in. Thus world building is essential to any and all who write.

So take advantage of this medium. Sculpt, mold, and grow flesh on the bones of your story. Forge a universe. Craft a realm. Build a world.

One more iron in the fire…..

fictional anthro


About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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