- System of Government(s). How do they work? How did they come into being? Did the world ever know anything different? Is it a good system of government or a tyranny?
- What species live on your world and how do they exist? This covers everything from populating your world with different species to growing food to dealing with sewage to how your people(s) earn a living. Is water easily accessible or does your world (or parts of it) experience drought and how is that coped with?
- Limitations of Magic. Assuming your world is a magical one, you need to work out limitations. If all the problems can be solved with a wave of a magic wand, you have no story. Where's the conflict? But there can be plenty of conflict between different magical species and between magical and non-magical. (The latter will have to have at least one way of getting the upper hand at least sometimes to prevent them being wiped out).
- Education and Culture. How well educated or otherwise is your world? What counts as culture and do all enjoy this? Are there different forms of culture such as highbrow for the highly educated, lower brow for those not so well educated?
- Relationships within the world/Relationships with other worlds. Great sources of conflicts and stories possible here of course but how do these relationships work in relation to your writing? Is your world peaceful or warlike? Does it despise anyone within it (and say why if so)?
World building problems to overcome include:-
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.