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How to Create a Writing System for Your World

Storyteller OS users: Clip this video into your Knowledge Base and categorize it under Setting + World Building

Learn what it takes to create your own fictional writing style by choose a type of script, the medium it's primarily written on, the the self-governing rules that it adheres to for consistency. This video delves what kind of script type have been used throughout history, how the writing medium and tool used to write effect the style, and what rules you can implement into your system to make it interesting.


  • How a culture writes greatly effects that culture's script. Think about the limitations of the medium being written on and the tools used.
  • Think about what rules govern your glyphs like directionality of block text, or the sound, stress, tone and loudness of speaking the words.