Hello fellow humans, I think a thread like this could be useful for anyone trying to create their own fictional world. _______________________________________________________________________________ I'm trying to define a ghoulish society to readers through a series of short stories.That means I would dedicate one short story that references how the education system works, one short story that references how religion is practiced, etc. My conundrum is this: what aspects of society do I need to consider? I've googled this, and it's helped, but I'm trying to also tell an overall story that serves to explain how things work in this haunted world, which google can't help me with. The aspects I have now are: ----- art, science, media, law, social interaction, agriculture, economy, religion, education, family ----- So I would have ten short stories, which I feel is a solid number. I reached 28 at one point, which is of course madness. Is there any particular aspect you think I'm missing or do any of them seem redundant? Do any of them sound too boring to explore? I'm starting to get tunnel vision!