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I'm working on revisions for my YA fantasy novel. Can anyone recommend titles that helped them with strengthening their world building? Thanks!
#1 - June 14, 2016, 01:47 PM

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I've found articles on general world building in fiction to be helpful for this. You have to build every character's world. Sorry I can't be of more help.
#2 - June 19, 2016, 09:35 PM

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Thanks, Debbie. That's been my experience too. Hmm, great nf book idea for some industrious fantasy author out there. :)
#3 - June 21, 2016, 12:17 PM

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There a ton of blog posts on this topic.  For example: http://www.sfwa.org/2009/08/fantasy-worldbuilding-questions/  I Googled 'novel world building'.  Good luck.
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Great resource. Thank you!
#5 - June 22, 2016, 07:24 AM

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What tropes to avoid/downplay: The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones.
#6 - June 22, 2016, 09:33 AM

You might want to look at Malinda Lo's website. Also "Writing Magic" by Gail Carson Levine is not exclusively about fantasy, but she is an excellent fantasy/fairy tale writer and the book is so much fun.
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WONDERBOOK: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer
#8 - June 22, 2016, 01:37 PM

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