For me a big part of worldbuilding branches out from the type of beings the world is for. What would a world of sentient dinosaurs look like? Shapeshifters? Sentient winged salamanderish things? Ambulatory bags of gelatin that can alter their shape & density?
That influences so much on how I see their interactions and society working, as well as the greater world. Especially when you don't have straight humans in the mix.
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I've been thinking on all this the last couple of days and I've gotten great ideas for elements of my storyworld. I have to sit down and got through things coherently. I wish I had that mapmaking software to make maps of castles, etc.
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Post by Spokane Flyboy on Jun 4, 2010 21:48:46 GMT -5
A program that you might find of some use is FreeMind. It's free and works like those brainstorming exercises where you jot ideas down, circle them, and connect them with lines. Only this is on a computer so it can expand itself out a little easier than paper allows.
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