Creating a Religion – Part 2: The Basics of Belief

Welcome to the second instalment in a multi-part series of posts that will help to take you through the many steps to creating a fully functional, realistic religion for your world. Not all of these instalments will be necessary for everybody and many may simply dip in and out for a bit of inspiration or guidance. This is not meant to be the perfect guide to creating fantasy religions, but I hope that it will provide some in-depth ideas and advice to those interested in doing so. Today, I start to explore what many people consider the core components of a religion and the different ways you can create a pantheon of gods and other deific beings. Future posts will cover other elements as we progress.

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Creating a Religion – Part 1: Why do it? and Where to start?

Welcome to the first instalment in a multi-part series of posts that will help to take you through the many steps to creating a fully functional, realistic religion for your world. Not all of these instalments will be necessary for everybody and many may simply dip in and out for a bit of inspiration or guidance. This is not meant to be the perfect guide to creating fantasy religions, but I hope that it will provide some in-depth ideas and advice to those interested in doing so. Today, I simply explain my starting point with religion building, why you might want to create a religion for your world and where to start. Future posts will cover other elements as we progress.

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Religions of Egaar: The Egaan Way

Welcome back to Wittering of a Worldbuilder! Today we will begin to take a look at the different religions of Egaar. Although the Egaan Way may be the most dominant religion of Egaar, there is a lot of division and diversity within the religion, as well as a wide range of other older and younger religions, cults and sects that we will explore. I will try to give details on how I created each aspect of the religions and why I made certain decisions. So, please enjoy this introduction to the Egaan Way and I look forward to exploring it in more detail with you in the future!

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Inspired Worldbuilding: The Druidic Deconstruction Period

I often struggle to come up with truly original worldbuilding ideas. I get a lot of inspiration from fantasy imagery and other pieces of writing, but occasionally I will get inspired by something different. At times this can be buildings and places, everyday objects or even random sequences of events that unfold before me. Today I thought I’d share with you a little piece of inspiration that stumbled into my life, and how it developed into a really enjoyable snippet of worldbuilding – The Druidic Deconstruction Period.

Photo of some of Avebury Stones (Taken last year)
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Weekly Wittering: Prompt #10

Welcome back to Wittering of a Worldbuilder. Today I give you another weekly wittering in which I will be taking on a worldbuilding prompt and attempting to use it to delve into different aspects of my world – Egaar. I will be freewriting a lot of my responses and they will hopefully provide me with new, useful information about Egaar and its people. Hope you enjoy!

Prompt #10 – What are some forms of entertainment in your world?

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Fantasy Short: She is the enemy of knowledge

As part of my continued desire to better my writing ability, I have taken to using writing prompts to inspire myself. I find them to be an excellent source of inspiration and they help to spark my imagination in ways I may never have experienced without them. Thus, I am able to create short scenes of fiction to help bring to life my ideas. What follows is but one of these shorts: She is the enemy of knowledge

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Fantasy Short: Negotiations

As part of my continued desire to better my writing ability, I have taken to using writing prompts to inspire myself. I find them to be an excellent source of inspiration and they help to spark my imagination in ways I may never have experienced without them. Thus, I am able to create short scenes of fiction to help bring to life my ideas. What follows is but one of these shorts: Negotiations.

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Fantasy Short: Brood

As part of my continued desire to better my writing ability, I have taken to using writing prompts to inspire myself. I find them to be an excellent source of inspiration and they help to spark my imagination in ways I may never have experienced without them. Thus, I am able to create short scenes of fiction to help bring to life my ideas. What follows is but one of these shorts: Brood.

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Weekly Wittering: Prompt #9

Welcome back to Wittering of a Worldbuilder. Today I give you another weekly wittering in which I will be taking on a worldbuilding prompt and attempting to use it to delve into different aspects of my world – Egaar. I will be freewriting a lot of my responses and they will hopefully provide me with new, useful information about Egaar and its people. Hope you enjoy!

Prompt #9 – What are the Guilds of your world?

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Fantasy Shorts: Corncakes

It has been a while since I sat and wrote any form of narrative and I feel that I have gotten out of practise writing stories. To combat this, I have decided to use writing prompts to create short scenes of fiction entirely on the spot. These began as ’10 minute writing prompts’ but I quickly found that I needed longer to achieve my desired outcomes. I intend to share these pieces with you all as I progress and shall endeavour to share one piece every week. What follows is the first of these Fantasy Shorts: Corncakes

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