Nina D’Aleo wrote her first book at age seven (a fantasy adventure about a girl named Tina and her flying horse). Due to most of the book being written with a feather dipped in water, no one else has ever read ‘Tina and White Beauty’. Many more dream worlds and illegible books followed. Nina blames early exposure to Middle-earth and Narnia for her general inability to stick to reality. She also blames her parents. And her brother. Nina has completed degrees in creative writing and psychology. She currently lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, George, their two sons, Josef and Daniel, and two cats, Mr Foofy and Gypsy. She spends most of her days playing with toys, saying things like share, play gentle, and let’s eat our veggies and hearing things like no, no way and NEVER! She is the author of The Demon War Chronicles, comprised of The Last City and The Forgotten City.

Worldbuilding in Sci-Fi & Fantasy

by Nina D’Aleo

An idea has sprouted – a character has breathed their first breath – a place has jumped from monochrome to colour in your mind. A story is born!

Now what?

The answer will always differ between writers, but for me – it’s time to build a world!
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