Posted on 05/20/2021 at 10:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

World-building, like any other area of writing, has a wide variety of advice associated with it and the caveat that what works for one author may fail another.

That said, when you keep seeing similarities among advice pieces, it may be worth taking note of which tips repeat.

For instance, Dave Chesson's fifteen tips on world-building include the admonishment to use much of your work as a creativity exercise for yourself, not as an encyclopedic-feeling introduction to your story — a common entry in the other posts we’ve shared.

But whether or not you’ve seen the suggestions he shared already, it’s worth seeing his fresh take on them and noting the world-building templates available to download at the end of the post, if you’d like a detailed starting point.

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