Holiday season got me thinking about our world rules and the traditions we have. This is also true for the stories we read. In each story there is a unique world, whether it’s set in our world or in a fantastical world with it’s one set of rules and traditions.
That’s something I want you to think about this week.
Grab your story world & break out the rules and traditions
For example, I’m going to use Harry Potter. As you all know it’s set in our world, but yet in a world of ours where magic reigns.
In Harry’s world:
- Owls deliver the mail to other wizards.
- Children go to wizardry school.
- Wizards can’t do magic in front of muggles.
- Underage wizards can’t do magic outside of the school.
- No mentioning of the name who must not be named.
- Not using the unforgivable curses.
Now, I want you to think about the world your story is set in. Ask yourself these questions:
- What world rules apply to all the characters in this world?
- What is different in your world compared to ours? And why did you create your world with those rules?
- If magic is used, what happens? Is there a price that’s paid? If or if not, how?
Let me know what you think of your story world in the comments.