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I'm more of a worldbuilder than a plotter...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:06 am
by BloodyHellSausage
What I mean is, I like to come up with ideas for a world I'm trying to create, but I'm not so interested in making a plot. I think I prefer to come up with the world first, than the plot second. Is it okay if I just talk about worldbuilding ideas, maybe on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy critique forum?

I'm completely new to writing, and my world right now is just a collection of scrap ideas. I'd like to start travelling and see the world, because I believe that would cause me to become more inspired in my writing.

I'd just like to know if I'm in the right place. Thank you.

Re: I'm more of a worldbuilder than a plotter...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:42 am
by ostarella
You can open discussions on any topic about writing that you wish.

As to inspiration - don't wait to travel for that. Look around you - it's there, just waiting for you to use it. ;)

Re: I'm more of a worldbuilder than a plotter...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:07 am
by robjvargas
I see critiquing as being more about the writing itself, than about the ideas within. So I wouldn't expect a worldbuilding discussion there.

That said, I don't see anything wrong with it.

Welcome!

Re: I'm more of a worldbuilder than a plotter...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:42 am
by Pat James
[quote="BloodyHellSausage"]What I mean is, I like to come up with ideas for a world I'm trying to create, but I'm not so interested in making a plot. I think I prefer to come up with the world first, than the plot second. Is it okay if I just talk about worldbuilding ideas, maybe on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy critique forum?

I'm completely new to writing, and my world right now is just a collection of scrap ideas. I'd like to start travelling and see the world, because I believe that would cause me to become more inspired in my writing.

I'd just like to know if I'm in the right place. Thank you.[/quote]
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Welcome.

Talk about anything you want.
Setting is important too.

Keep in mind that a good novel will have plot, setting, characters, and more.