Magic. Superpowers. Space Travel.
I love seeing what beautiful and engaging worlds people can dream up and make a reality, whether that be through books, movies, or comics. They create a world that their audience can easily slip into and become enchanted by — a rich and vibrant universe for one to explore in their mind. As an aspiring writer I often wonder how writers manage to create something that so many people can connect to. It’s a difficult task!
Now my goal with this is not to teach you how to create a world all your own, as I don’t even know how to do that myself! However, I want you to think the next time you watch a movie or read a book in which the author has created a world. Think about the different cultural systems, technologies, and magics present in the world. Do you love the way they describe space travel or magic use? What makes it so compelling?
Creating and engaging with other worlds in this way allows our imagination to flourish and grow. It allows us to look at real world problems in new ways because our perception of the world has expanded. When you create a world yourself, you get to explore things that are not possible for you, that will never be possible for you, and that is something very special that we humans do. It allows us to connect with other people in a way that is impossible to describe.
by Monique Beaulieu
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