World building (short plan)

This Story Plan is designed to help fantasy and sci-fi writers outline their invented world. It prompts the writer for information to create a vibrant and authentic world.

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Describe the geographical setting and natural environment.

What happened in the past, and what impact does this have on the present?

What is society’s focus, what does normal society look like for a character in your world?

What are the languages, and the primary means of communication?

What are society’s moral values?

What psychological effects does this world have on your characters?

What is the biggest need of the society in your world, and what are they doing about this need?