Research or Worldbuilding: A Great Writing Resource
Have you gotten back on track since the holidays? As of yesterday, I'm headed that way. Weird to be halfway through the month of January before I got my rhythm going, but it couldn't be helped with the later date for school to start back this year. Even then, I ended up with a sick child on the first day back.
Although I haven't been writing as much as I'd like, I have been reading posts about writing. A blog I follow, Mythic Scribes, runs a series of primers on topics important to world building. Not a Fantasy or Science Fiction writer? No problem, most of these posts apply to other genres, also.
I thought I'd share a few of them here:
How To Choose Sounds For a Fantasy Language
A Primer on Cults for Writers
Law for Fantasy Writers--Legal Systems in Worldbuilding
A Primer on Organized Crime for Writers
Creating a Fictional Religion
History for Fantasy Writers: Millers
History for Fantasy Writers: How to Cross a River
History for Fantasy Writers: Bathhouse Keepers
History for Fantasy Writers: Craft Guilds
History for Fantasy Writers: Wagons, Carts, and Trucks
As you can see, there are posts for writers of religion, cults, crime, history, and then some! This is just a sampling of the many useful topics they cover. Check them out.