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.Are there books in your world? Books like ours or are all writings on scrolls? Are books copied by hand? Are they precious and rare or perhaps considered magical? Can even poor people possess books? Is it the future and all writings are on a computer like device?
Blacksmiths in medieval societies are important. They're needed to make weapons, plows, tools and often jewelry and tableware. They keep shoes on horses and make buckles for harnesses, shoes and clothing. Do they work with bronze, steel, silver, gold or some metal unique to your world? Don't forget the smiths.
Any books in your novel? (Ignore the pun) Any of your characters smiths of one sort or another? Any swords or weapons being made? Who does it?
Don't forget to share in your insecurities for this month. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this monthly group. Check out the entire group of participants on the IWSG blog. My theme for A to Z, world building, is actually my insecurity for this month. There are so many wonderful books, websites and classes on world building, I feel exposed putting myself out there by sharing some of my thoughts on it. Who am I among these experts and famous published authors? But I went for it anyway because I like world building and felt comfortable talking about. What is your insecurity this month?