Way With Worlds: Worldbuilding As A Skillset


So you want to be a good world builder. You want to improve and evolve.

Maybe it’s because you like to write, and you’ll be crafting new worlds regularly – because you don’t want to repeat yourself. Maybe you want to dive deep into a world and deliver your ultimate work. Maybe you’re a game developer and it’s part of the job. Maybe you build settings for your friends to game in. Whatever the motivation, some of us want to be better at worldbuilding than we are now.

Of course you’re reading this column, so you probably want to get better at it. Or be less worse at it, but i’ll just assume you want to be more awesome than you are now.

But this raises an interesting question – is worldbuilding a skill you can improve? Is it a skillset or is it something else?

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