- Have I included a wide range of peoples from various classes? While not unfeasible, it is unusual to have a world or a country which does not have some degree of diversity in it. Yes, there will always be a majority type (but that automatically implies there is a minority or minorities there too. Who are these? How are they treated by the majority?).
- How is the world governed? Who is the ultimate controller of the world you've set up? Who opposes or supports them? Why is the world governed in the way that it is? Were alternatives tried and rejected?
- What rights do the peoples have? Is it a free world? Or do rights only belong to certain people (usually the rich and powerful)?
- If magic is involved, can everyone perform magic? Are there any limitations on it? I think there should be limitations to stop the scenario where every problem is solved with the wave of a magic wand (there's no conflict there and, without conflict, there is no story). Also if there are no limitations, what is to stop the world from being destroyed by magic?
- What is the law and how is it upheld? Is it fair? Is there a police force (possibly a separate magical one as well)? Is justice usually done and seen to be done?
Questions to ask when world building could include:-
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I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.