- How to twist a prompt to suit your worldbuilding
- How to double up on answering the existing prompts on WA during Summer Camp
Using the 6 Questions Method
This is my method for writing at least 300 words for any worldbuilding prompt which I've decided to call the 6 Questions Method. I do this for every Summer Camp event on World Anvil and it's super easy to remember! I've found that this method can act as a great starting point to expand things further and get some ideas going.
Take the writing prompt and then write just 50 words for each question:
From there you can start editing and turn your ideas into a finished and shiny article (if you want to, of course)! 😀
"Describe a food in your world that looks very unappealing yet is incredibly popular." (Answer this prompt on World Anvil)
- Who eats this kind of food?
- Who makes/cooks it?
- Who was the inventor or original creator of it?
- Who typically enjoys this dish?
- Who can't get over the look of it and won't even try it?
- What ingredients is it made from?
- What does it taste like?
- What does it smell like?
- What does it look like that makes it so unappealing?
- What does it remind people of?
- Where does the dish originate from?
- Where do people go to consume it?
- Where has the best version of this food in town?
- Why don't people like the look of it?
- Why do people still make it this way even if it looks bad?
- Why do some people love it and others don't?
- When is it typically made?
- When do people consume it? Time of day? Year?
- When does it actually go bad?
- How is it made?
- How long does it take to make?
- How long does it last for?
- How is it stored?
- How is it culturally significant?
- How filling is it?
- How popular or well known is it?
If you want to see a different approach to worldbuilding, check out my previous blog post where I shared my process for tackling World Anvil's Rivers & Waterways challenge.