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.Is there industry in your world? In a medieval world it could be simple manufacturing like weaving, woodcutting, or something more organized like furniture making. Will there be guilds involving training and apprenticeships? Will the workers be paid fairly or is it what we might call a sweatshop? Is there an art to it like pottery making or baking? If you're writing a futuristic world, what kind of technology will be used in industry? If your world is contemporary how can you make the industry unique and interesting?
Earlier I mentioned architecture but what about the interior design of buildings? What is used as flooring and ceiling material. Wood? Stone? How is the home heated? Fireplaces? Magic? Are there lanterns or candles fixed to the walls? Are the rafters open? Ladders or stairs to upper floors? Windows or oil cloth? Rag rugs or woven wool? Feather mattresses or hard benches?
What industry do you think makes an interesting setting or occupation in a story? Can you imagine heating your home with a fireplace in a winter like we just had? Ever make a rag rug or read by candle light?