Writing Resources: Worldbuilding

As you guys know, I’ve been working on a lot of fiction recently. As such, I’ve been taking advantage of a lot of great resources. I thought it might be fun to share some of those resources with you, my friends! Today’s list is all about worldbuilding and scene setting. 

5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Method for Setting A Scene

Someone on Twitter mentioned using this to set a scene, and it’s so incredibly useful. I’ve used it more than once as a grounding method for anxiety, but I never would have thought about using it to set a scene. Check it out!

A Food Timeline

Looking for historical accuracy in your worldbuilding and your food? Check out this timeline for finding out the history of the food you want to include in your story! 

The Good Scents Company Odor Listing

Smells are really hard for me to identify, but they’re so important for making a scene feel real to the reader. This list is of all of the different scents that might be used in perfumes, and what ingredients give the perfume that particular scent. It’s really useful for making sure your scent descriptions feel real! 

Watabou’s Medieval City Generator

I’ve been working on a medieval romance that takes place in the port capital city of the country it’s in. I needed help visualizing the way the city was built, and this was perfect. 

Fantasy Map Generator

If you’re trying to visualize the world you’re writing, this is incredibly useful. There’s so much information on this map that you can work with, and it’s amazing. You can adjust this to be exactly what you need, place cities wherever you want them, and build cultures for each country on the map. It’s an awesome tool.

What are some of your favorite worldbuilding resources? Share them with me in the comments!

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