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Do you know anything about or of any good links to sites to help me get started in creating a unique fictional world?
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Hello Jeff:

Here are some sites that might be of help to you. (You will have to cut and paste as this site does not support hyperlinks):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1151731

http://hiddenway.tripod.com/world/

http://com5.runboard.com/bfantasywritersunited.fthehorrorzone.t8

http://www.hollylisle.com/fm/Workshops/maps-workshop.html

These are but a few; you can find many more by typing into your search engine "creating fictional worlds." They say every fictional work exists in a world of its own, but you will find an emphasis on fantasy and/or science fiction.

Patricia Wrede has created an exhaustive questionnaire to help create imaginary worlds. You can find it at http://www.sfwa.org/writing/worldbuilding1.htm.

I hope this helps. If it does, a nice rating would be greatly appreciated. I am proud of my high score over 700 questions.

And good luck with your writing!  

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