The ‘origin story’…Comic book powerhouses like Marvel and DC have been banking on them for decades, giving a glimpse to ‘how it all started’. But what does it mean to your new world? As far as your readers are concerned, what is the true origin of the world they’re reading about? What is the origin’s significance, or does it really even play a role at all? In this article of our World Building 101: History series, we’ll jump to the very beginning and work to bring your universe to a proper existence. Let’s discuss a few of the more common ‘origin stories’ to see which one works well for your world, and see how we can use pieces of it to enhance your reader’s immersion into your creative endeavor.
Hello, my name is Scott...I'm a husband, father of 3, and work full-time in IT. If that's not enough on my plate, I'm also tackling the biggest 'creative' project of my lifetime, bringing the world of Mists of Kel Doran to life. I hope you like what I'm trying to pull off and I truly appreciate all of those who have supported this dream of mine. Here's to following your heart and having the courage to put your ideas out there for the world to enjoy :)
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