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World Building Worksheet – How to Write a Novel Series

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World Building Worksheet by Ewriterscoach.com

 

If you are writing science fiction or anything where you need to create a new world,

then that world itself is sort of a character in your story.

Use this worksheet to use to help you get to know your world a little better.

Name of the world/city/land______________________________________

How many people inhabit the world?_________________________________

What are the physical descriptions of the inhabitants of the world?____________

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What is the age of the world?  Is it a relatively new world or ancient?___________

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What language(s) do they speak?____________________________________

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What are some of the dominant features of the culture?  What do they value? ______

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What do they dismiss as not valuable?___________________________________

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What does the landscape look like?__________________________________

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How do the inhabitants divide themselves (city dwellers, country dwellers,

upper class, lower class, mountain people etc…)___________________________

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Are there classes, and if so how many?__________________________________

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Is there a form of racism in this society?  If so, what does it look like?_____________

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How technologically advanced is the civilization?___________________________

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What do the inhabitants do for entertainment?____________________________

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What is the food like?_____________________________________________

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Is there any magical element to the world?_______________________________

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What does a typical family look like/function?_____________________________

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What kind of weather does this world experience?__________________________

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What is their point of view/belief system about god/religion/the universe? _________

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If they pray, who do they pray to and how/why?____________________________

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How does this culture treat outsiders?__________________________________

What are the healthy aspects of the society?______________________________

What are the unhealthy aspects of the society?____________________________

What has the history been?  (troubled, plagued by war, peaceful times, in-fighting etc…)

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Do they have any natural enemies and allies?_____________________________

Any surprising rules?______________________________________________

 

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