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Building the Perfect World for your Fantasy Novel

Jacob H. Baugher IV

I wrote this paper for my Fantasy/Science Fiction class this semester. It’s a bit out of the norm for me to post it here but I’m really proud of it so I’m going to post it anyway. So to all my fellow  aspiring writers out there: enjoy!



Turning Left in Patrick Rothfuss’s

The Name of the Wind

By: Jacob Baugher

One of the biggest problems for the aspiring author, whether it be fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, or just plain fiction, is creating a convincing world in which the characters have their story. Authors of fantasy in particular have it particularly rough when designing their own universe because, most likely, the places they are describing don’t exist anywhere but in their own heads. For example, if an author is writing a book set in Budapest, all they have to do is say “His face was raw from the frigid winds…

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