Sunday, February 3, 2013

What Do You Think Makes a World Great?

So while The Owens Legacy: Redemption sits waiting for me and my dream walker novel sits waiting for me to pick TOLR up again, I started a new WIP. Yeah. I know it doesn't make much sense, but this WIP has been bouncing around in my head for a little while (at least since summer). So I am putting it down on paper.

It's a dystopia (I'm aware that the trend has died out, but when the idea is there, you go with it).

But I want all of you to go back to your Dystopia phase. I was hoping you would tell me what you think makes the world well-rounded. For the dystopia's world to be believable, what components do I need to include and fully develop?

Put it down.



  1. i'd say dystopian world building is just like any world building, you need to know the back story, why are things the way they are? if it has a solid reason, it will be believable without having to explain everything all at once. the characters should act natural, they have accepted and adapted to how things are... i'm thinking of divergent & hunger games... hope that helped a little!

  2. Wow, you are a busy bee there. :) I have to agree with knowing all the back story and having it solid in your mind and drop in pieces as you go. Build it up for us, suspense and danger and what has happened there. :) Best of luck with the new adventure.