World-Building Worksheet

One of my favorite parts of fantasy and science fiction writing is world-building. Crafting a new world carries its own unique rush. In fantasy and sci-fi writing, you can take more liberties with world-building than in realistic fiction. However, it is important to make a world that is both complex and consistent. If you want to build a world that is detailed enough to hold the weight of your stories, there are a few topics you will need to consider. You don’t need to include all the details in your book, but knowing the answers yourself will keep you from making mistakes or accidentally creating contradictions later.

Here is a worksheet that will help guide you as you design your world:

The Basics

Country Name:

Size:

Population:

Race:

Language:

 

Culture

Education:

Religion:

Customs:

Clothing:

Climate:

Notable Geography:

Noteworthy Historical Events:

Holidays/Celebrations:

 

Politics

Government/Political Structure:

Social Structure:

Rivals:

Allies:

Noteworthy Battles:

Strengths/Weaknesses:

 

Economy

Imports:

Exports:

Natural Resources:

Currency:

Hopefully this worksheet will get your ideas flowing and help you create a detailed world for your stories! Best of luck in your world-building!

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