Every story requires worldbuilding.
Advanced Worldbuilding was created out of need.
When designing my first story in 1990, I wanted to craft a one-of-a-kind adventure for my readers. To build a career around the creation of dozens of complex storylines interwoven into a single world.
A fantasy world where a person could happily get lost, over and over again.
That choice led to the creation of Wanted Hero (and eventually this website).
Wanted Hero has always required high-end worldbuilding skills, organized into an easy-to-follow system. I required something to prevent writer's block, increase speed, production and templates to organize the overflow of ideas I'd been having.
When this system was in place, I contacted my friend, NYTimes & International Bestselling Author David Farland
to see if such a book had ever been done before.
He said, "The last time a book like this was done, it was written by Isaac Asimov some 40 years ago. We need this."
Encouraged, the book was completed, with Dave giving me a cover quote:
"A fast, fun, and informative guide on how to create your own world. Now if Jaime would only write a guide on how to rule your creations gently!"
You can buy the book now through Amazon or your favorite online retailer.
I bought this book [Worldbuilding Journal] on a hunch and now that it has arrived, I'm already in love!
"I didn't realize how big it actually is when I bought it.
If you don't really feel numbers like I do: it's easily two fingers thick, A4-sized, and softcover.
It's not something to be enshrined, but something to be carried around, to be used and abused whenever creativity strikes you. There are hints of order - templates (with trigger questions that are probably gonna be immensely helpful when I get to the characters I dont't have running around in my head yet!), a table of content for you to fill in and an index, also for you to fill in.
It feels like the perfect amount of structure and freedom, and I can't wait to actually go back and fill in the ToC and index pages later on.
I may be a digital native and do a lot online, but there's just a different quality to actual writing and drawing (especially the drawing!) on paper, and this really makes me want to sit down and get real with my worldbuilding and book planning!"
~ ImoenKim (Sage on Worldanvil)
The Advanced Worlbuilding Journal is the best notebook I’ve owned for my writing and note-taking.
"I’ve used it for everything from detailing out characters, to planning my website layout, to worldbuilding, to (most recently) plotting my first novella.
The templates are fantastically organized, the ability to index and table of contents my general notes is invaluable.
Whether you just need a scratchpad for ideas that won’t get used right away, or volumes to keep your copious lore, the Worldbuilding Journal is the best pen and paper way to do it, hands down."