5 Must-Have World Building Resources

Want to create a believable and compelling world for your story or campaign? These world building resources can help!
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If you're like many writers, world building is one of the most enjoyable aspects of writing fiction. It's a chance to create a world that is entirely your own, with its own rules and logic. But world building can also be challenging – it's easy to get bogged down in the details, or to lose focus on the bigger picture. That's where these world building resources come in handy! In this article, we will share 5 resources that will help you build your own world to become more realistic and compelling.

StoryFlint's World Building Bible Notion template

StoryFlint's World Building Bible is an easy-to-use Notion template that will help you organize all the information about your world! It’s perfect for writers who need to keep track of their characters and settings in one place.

This Notion template will help you:

  • Gain clarity on your fictional world by organizing your characters, locations, history, settings, and more.
  • Easily refer back to notes as you're writing or building your campaign.
  • Build your story's characters with pre-made templated profiles.

What's included in this Notion template:

  • 7 interconnected databases for not just characters and events, but more things like your world's countries, cities, governments, landscape, cults, religions, sports, language, animals, plants, historical figures, and so much more.
  • 4 pre-made dashboards organized for different workflows to help build your world.
  • Instructions on how to upgrade StoryFlint's Fictional History Timeline into a World Building Bible.
  • + integrated Ultimate Character Builder version includes StoryFlint's Ultimate Character Builder built-in and already-integrated.

Organize your fictional world the way you want all in Notion!

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is the perfect companion for all aspiring world builders. Whether you're trying to beef up your prowess with prose or create a world through storytelling, this ancient tome has got all the ammunition needed to make it possible.

Be captivated by the hidden riddles and folk sayings that have been passed down through centuries of storytellers, or get acquainted with the famous figures in history and mythology. With over a million unique words and phrases at your disposal, finding inspiration has never been easier!

How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

Jared Blando
How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

This comprehensive guide will help even novice cartographers learn how to create a professional, detailed fantasy map with ease. With step-by-step instructions and illustrations, you'll be able to look like a pro right away.

Whether you're mapping out locations important for your epic novel, creating an iconic gaming landscape, or outlining fictional towns and cities, you won't get lost with this book. It's all the knowledge you need to translate what lives inside your imagination onto the page.

So why let your creative visions only exist in your head? Grab a pen and paper and get started building the world of your dreams today. How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps has got your back so you can create something truly magical.

Fantasy Name Generators

Fantasy Name Generators

Coming up with names for people, places and things is an essential part of the world building process. Have you ever wondered what your name would be if you were a character in a fantasy story? If so, Fantasy Name Generators is the perfect site for you! With over 1400 name generators, it's easy to discover the perfect name for your characters, locations, and so much more.

Whether you're looking for a historical or mythological reference, or something more modern and science fiction, there's sure to be a generator that suits your needs. And best of all, it's completely free to use! So why not give it a try and see what kinds of names you come up with?

World Anvil

World Anvil

A complete world-building solution for all your RPG campaigns and writing projects, World Anvil provides easy-to-use tools that make creating vivid, rich worlds a snap.

So why spend hours struggling to construct the perfect universe using makeshift tools? With World Anvil, you'll be building out amazing RPG campaigns and writing stories like a pro in no time – without any headaches or hiccups along the way!

Whether your goal is gaming supremacy, creativity, or just some good old-fashioned fun – you can't go wrong with World Anvil.

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Whether you’re trying to get your creative juices flowing or need something to help organize all of your story ideas, these five world building tools are sure to have something for everyone. Whether it’s brushing up on the classic works of literature, learning how to create maps and characters, finding the perfect name for your characters, organizing your world-building needs, or simply looking for a little inspiration – these resources are sure to have something that will excite and inspire you while building your fictional world. So why not give one of them a try today and get started on your next adventure? Good luck!

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Kevin from StoryFlint

Hello friends! I'm Kevin, the creator of StoryFlint.

I love the science of storytelling and learning how to create compelling characters, plots, themes and worlds.

I'm here to help you organize and visualize your story to make it the best it can be!

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