Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world. And before you get to my post, please visit In Time where Michael Di Gesu has honored me with one of his superb introductions for The Heir of Futhark, the final book in my first epic fantasy series. Thank you, Michael.What is the history of your world? Was there once a great cataclysm? Is an ancient war still influencing the current situation? Is there more personal history, a betrayal in the past, that haunts your characters? The history could be a driving factor in your plot. Figure it out.
On a lighter note, what are the hairstyles like? Do women wear their hair long? Braided? How about the men? Do hairstyles vary by social class or race? What do they have in the way of brushes and combs? Hair ties?
Are there holidays in your world? What do they celebrate? How do they celebrate? With certain foods? Gifts? Sacrifices? Will you include real world holidays in your story or just have the entire plot take place between traditional celebrations?
Do you ever include holidays in your writing? Do you enjoy creating the history for your stories? Did you ever wonder how a character got the tangles out of their long hair after riding with it streaming behind them on a horse?