This beautiful cover is by Ruthanne Reid, and always, it’s fantastic.
It’s taken nearly two years of work, but I have finally completed converting my in-person presentation workshop “Worldbuilding Through Culture” into a workbook! Originally conceived and given as a presentation to help writers break out of their own cultural biases in order to create a thorough and imaginative secondary world, it was re-jigged into a downloadable guide and question list when the first Lockdowns hit, and all the in-person version of my workshop was cancelled.
Since then, I’ve been working to create a version that you, the creator, can buy and write directly in. Once you’ve worked your way through the concept introductions, question lists, and prompts, you’ll literally be able to hold the scope of your secondary world in your hand. And, better than that, you’ll have everything you need to refer to right there, all in one place.
The workbook is divided into chapters, with note-taking space, for:
HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK
INTRODUCTION TO CULTUREBUILDING
FINDING YOUR STARTING POINT
THE BIG QUESTIONS
THE SMALL QUESTIONS
THE SLIDING SCALE
LANGUAGE AND DIALOGUE
Buying links are coming soon, as the approvals are still wending their way through the labyrinth of the printing house. But I hope to have it on sale for November 15, 2022.