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Create a Bible (Part 2)

Naming Conventions

If you are building fantastical worlds, then try to have a continuity when it comes to naming conventions. History can be your friend here. For example, if you’re writing a fantasy about two warring nations, then maybe give all the characters from the east Celtic names, and all the characters from the west Nordic names. This will subliminally help the reader make the distinction between the two cultures. What are the names of your heroes and villains?

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Your Protagonist

Where do they fit into this world? Are they one of the ruling classes, or a hungry peasant? Are they living a comfortable life that’s about to be shook up by world events? How are they perceived by others? And how will they move in society by the end of the story: up or down?

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From the notes you’ve written on the checklist, list five worldbuilding elements that could be dramatised in your story. For example: If your hero has to complete a rite of passage, do they defy the rules or stick to tradition?

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