185 Tips on World Building

World building strategist Randy Ellefson brings 185 tips from his bestselling series, The Art of World Building, in this quick guide that covers the highlights – cultures, magic systems, species, settlements, travel, and more.

Meet Randy Ellefson

Randy Ellefson has written fantasy fiction since his teens and is an avid world builder, having spent three decades creating Llurien, which has its own website. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in classical guitar but has always been more of a rocker, having released several albums and earned endorsements from music companies. He’s a professional software developer and runs a consulting firm in the Washington D.C. suburbs. He loves spending time with his son and daughter when not writing, making music, or playing golf.