Worldbuilding for Fantasy Fans and Authors (Forging Fantasy Realms, Book 1)

October 31, 2020
Worldbuilding for Fantasy Fans and Authors (Forging Fantasy Realms, Book 1)

Millions of fantasy worlds have been made, but doesyours have what it takes to make millions?Drawing from authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson,N. K. Jemisin, Orson Scott Card, Ursula Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, andSteven Erikson, plus his years in the film industry, M. D. Presleyensures you’ll have all the tools to make your fantasy world standout from the crowd.Be you a top-down planner, a bottom-up pantser, or a fantasy fanexperiencing the worldbuilding from the inside-out, thiscomprehensive guide has you covered. Adopting a “tools not rules”approach, you will discover dozens of worldbuilding strategies,including:Ineffective, effective, and inspired worldbuilding.Designing comprehensive magic systems.The four Cs of worldbuilding and how to use them.The ins and outs of immersion.Enhancing the audience experience with fantasy conceits.Also featuring:Case studies from famous worldbuilders.Map design 101.Survey results showing what audiences want.Answers to these questions and more were once scatteredthroughout the realms, but have finally been compiled andsynthesized for fantasy fans and authors alike.Take your first step to building better worldstoday!