One of the first computer games I bought (showing my age) was SimCity. I loved building the city from the ground up. I branched out into the other simulations games, becoming more and more engrossed in creating new worlds.
When I started writing fiction (I say with a sage voice implying that this was long, long ago at a desk far, far away - in reality, it was in the last few years), I enjoyed the world building component the most (almost too much). I spent months researching details to include in my world, creating the mythology, and developing my setting. Some might call it procrastination, but I prefer to call it “work.”
So I found myself with this really cool world in which to set my story. Now, transporting the reader to that world was a horse of a different color. Building the world was fun. Having my characters live in that world wasn’t a problem. Educating the reader on the world without an info dump? Brutal.
Hence, World Building Wednesdays where I document my world building efforts. Each week I will try to blog about world building issues and questions. Please comment below if there is a topic you want me to cover.