Worldbuilding for Writers, Gamers and Other Creators endeavors to describe the top-down process of creating a fictional earth-like planet suitable for use as a setting for your storyworld. Each short, concise e-book volume is first made available for free as a blog series here at mattselznick.com.
Volume One of Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators: Star, Planet, Moon
Volume one, “Star, Planet, Moon,” kicks off the series by explaining how to select an appropriate star, work out how far your planet should orbit from that star, and continues working through the astronomically-flavored aspects of worldbuilding until you have a planet (with a moon!) orbiting a star in a way that’s internally consistent and scientifically realistic… with math you can do on a calculator or in a spreadsheet!
Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators Volume Two
Volume Two in the Worldbuilding series, to be focused on the geographic worldbuilding details of your fictional earth-like planet, will kick off as a blog series in April of 2013. Be sure to subscribe to the free e-mail newsletter so you’re notified as soon as the first installment posts!