When you write your story, you don’t just write about what happens to the characters in the story.
You also make up a whole new world.
This could be a land that’s made up of candy of chocolate, or a world where cars fly.
Here are a few questions to help you building your own imaginary world:
- Do people have special powers?
For example, can everybody see through the walls? Or can some people run incredibly fast and some can’t? Don’t forget, you can do anything in your world.
- What do people do in their spare time?
Maybe this is a world where people like to read in their spare time. Maybe this is a world where their favourite pass-time is to play with their pet.
- I there something that is impossible in the real world?
Is this a world made out of blankets? Can you travel through time? Don’t be afraid to make your own world as different from any other as you can.
- Are there any rules in your imaginary world?
For example, a rule can be that everybody walks backwards, so they don’t see what’s behind them at all. Rules help readers understand why your world is different and help them make sense of what is happening.
You may want to imagine building a world as building a house. Brick by brick. Rule by rule. The more creative you are, the more original your story world will be.
Anything is possible in your world. You just need to write it down.
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