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.
Does it get cold in your world? What is the climate like? Will there be seasons? Is it dry, rainy or tropical? Are your characters going to have to camp out? Does the wind blow all the time? Snow? Will a sunny, moderate climate be boring?
Going along with the climate, what clothing are your characters sporting? Start with the material. Wool? Cotton? Hides? Synthetics? Are social classes distinguishable by their clothing? Hand-stitched? What are they using for needles and thread? Are they wearing hose? What about undergarments? Belts or suspenders? Buttons or zippers? Hats or helmets? Will you spend many of your words on clothing at all?
Can you see how climate could play a role in your book? Do you find clothing an essential part of your book or something forgotten in the background?