Good day everyone! I hope this thread finds you well. I wanted to come on here with a few questions for those reading this about setting development. How do you fellow writers become progressive in your setting development? There are two rather basic ends of the spectrum here – one being fabrication of an entire world first and foremost, the other being keeping production of vital information at a minimum and writing from there. I am not bashing nor promoting either way – whatever works best for you is the way to go. Where do you fall on the gamut of that spectrum? You need to find your technique and write from there. What methods do you use when creating a setting, and what ways and means would you suggest to other writers? Where do you get your inspiration, and what techniques are employed when you are fashioning your work? This what I just mentioned... when you are building the world – the setting – of your work, do you go all out and have an immense world building fiesta before you put pen to paper, do you take the opposite route, or are you wiggled somewhere in the middle? For fantasy writers, do you map out landscapes with trees and rivers and cute little wildlife, and entire cities with descriptions of all the buildings and all the characters that reside in them? For more modern or futuristic writers, do you make sketches of your characters that populate your world, places they might go, the locations around them? For all writers, what about narratives complete with everything from governments to regional agriculture, everyone that your characters would interact with, flora and fauna, the whole nine yards… or do you enjoy not really having a distinct game plan for the backdrop that incorporates your work? I am so, so curious as how you guys handle setting development! Where do you fall in the scale here? I know that writers can be anywhere with this, again you should find what works for you and use it to your advantage. Creation like this is a time-consuming process (I know), but my mindset is that the more detail author provides for his or her readers, the more enjoyable and believable their writing will become. And in turn, your readers will be left wanting more.