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Miron; Mariupol's Baby (Part 1)

8 Jun 2024 6 minute read 2 comments rah

Over the next few days I am going to share with you my friends a short story that I wrote and published on Amazon. It is a heartbreaking story but an important one none the less. I would normally say - enjoy! But that is not appropriate for this sto...

Governments in Fiction - You the People

25 Feb 2024 4 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

The role of government in worldbuilding is to create the framework within which the world operates. This includes laws, institutions, and customs that govern a territory and its people. The government establishes the infrastructure those people live...

Cartography & Navigation - Making Maps of Your Inner Cosmos

23 Feb 2024 8 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

Cartography is the study and practice of making maps. A map is a representation of an area, usually of the Earth or another planet, showing features such as mountains, rivers, conurbations, roads, and political elements like borders. There are many t...

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - 8 Levels to Enlightenment

23 Feb 2024 7 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a pyramid-shaped chart composed of levels of needs, with level 1 at the bottom. In psychological theory, it is assumed to be the source of motivation and action for all intelligent beings. It is theorized that people wi...

Geography - How Will They Ever Survive?

22 Feb 2024 6 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

Coming up with unique geographical features sounds like a simple task, but it can get complicated quickly. Certain features can only exist in particular biomes under specific conditions. Without knowledge of the options available to you, and the corr...

Modern Currencies - Digital Dollar Distribution

21 Feb 2024 5 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

If your culture's currency is made of paper, it might suggest that its people are more concerned with trade and commerce. The velocity of money is the rate a unit of currency is used to purchase a good or service within its borders. The more times a...

Currency - Designing Different Dollars

20 Feb 2024 5 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

When it comes to currency, there are a few things you need to consider. What is your currency made of? How much is it worth? What parts of the culture does the currency represent? What is its role in the area's economy? Does the design of the currenc...

Basic Naming Advice - Because Naming Stuff is Hard

20 Feb 2024 5 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

One of the most important aspects of creating believable concultures and worlds is having believable names for the people, places, and things in them. Nouns, specifically proper nouns, are important to name consistently. Unfortunately, naming things...

Dynamic Versus Static Time - Time in Broad or Thin Strokes

19 Feb 2024 3 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

Timekeeping for a world can be done in two ways, dynamically or statically. Dynamic time is a concept in fiction that describes a story told over multiple periods of time. Perhaps even generations, but occurring in the same places and settings. Examp...

Depth Versus Breadth - Strategies for Worldbuilding Success

19 Feb 2024 10 minute read 0 comments SoaringMoon

Depth refers to the level of detail in your worldbuilding, and the quality of each element. Breadth refers to the number of elements in the world and its total scope. Depth is important because it allows you to create a richer, more believable settin...