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.Many worlds, medieval, created or historical, there are different classes of people. From kings down the socio-economic lines to peasants. The nobility uses rank to justify their positions and wealth. How will you use it? Will there be lords and ladies? Dukes and knights? Will you have a world where the privileged classes have an invented title of nobility?
In the modern world and probably every grouping of humans, some degree of nepotism is in evidence. It might be about handing out favorable jobs or passing along seats of power. Family looks out for family. Will that happen on your world? Will it be an accepted practice or a point of conflict.
A daily newspaper? How will news travel on your world? By word of mouth, a town crier or some high tech instantaneous technology? Could one of your characters being highly regarded because he carries letters and news from settlement to settlement? Could government control of news work into your plot?
Do you enjoy novels set among the nobility? See any nepotism happening around you? Think the government is manipulating the news?