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Sub-genres: Fantasy World Building, General Fiction World Builder, Science Fiction World Building, Paranormal World Building
World Building is a special genre added to Gay Authors to group together the various elements that an author must develop for a speculative fiction story that occurs outside of our own experiences.  The further outside the more that needs to be developed.  However, modern audiences do not generally tolerate large amounts of exposition (Show, Don't Tell!).  World Building genre is where you can post the various parts and pieces that aren't full on story, but fill your world for those that just want to know more but would slow down your story or be a cheesy infodump. You should NOT tag fiction stories with World Building genre. These tags are meant for story information and fragments in World Building category.
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  1. The Agean 26. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/16/2023 (Updated: 06/16/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • travel
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • celebrity
    • modern

    The Agean Resort in Las Vegas has finished a major remodeling and upgrade. As part of the grand re-opening, they plan a week of celebration events. Chipper headlines the festivities with his 30th birthday pool party and a concert. The entire Squad attends, and some cause a stir of their own.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,709 Words
    • 4,740 Views
    • 16 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Everyone
  2. Graduate School 24. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/16/2023 (Updated: 06/16/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • travel
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • politics

    CJ Abelló returns to Georgetown in the fall of 2022 for an advanced degree. During the two years back on the Hilltop, his education is not limited to the classroom; his analytical mind and his ability to articulate complex matters in a way his audience could assimilate the matter helped. He was asked to write articles for professional journals, attend seminars by both liberal and conservative think tanks, and speak at schools and conferences.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 1,241 Words
    • 4,776 Views
    • 17 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Everyone
  3. The District - Summer of '22 Book VIII 22. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/15/2023 (Updated: 06/15/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • politics

    A friend from Mexico visits, a Squad member moves south, a California teen prepares to start his freshman year at Georgetown University, and a local artist delivers a commission. From Cuban food at Abuela’s, to cocktails at The Alex, an excursion to the National Gallery of Art, and brunch at Everhope, the weekend is full of laughs, food, and fine art.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 372 Words
    • 3,560 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Everyone
  4. The Big Apple - Summer of '22 Book VII 21. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/15/2023 (Updated: 06/15/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • travel
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • serious
    • modern
    • politics

    A week’s trip to New York City has Owen and CJ mixing business and pleasure. Meetings with high-powered attorneys and financial high-rollers combine with Broadway, Sag Harbor, and Fire Island for a memorable vacation. The couple’s efforts to increase CJ’s name recognition moves forward with TV appearances on multiple networks.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 779 Words
    • 2,887 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Everyone
  5. The Grand Hotel - Summer of '22 Book V 19. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/14/2023 (Updated: 06/14/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • travel
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • politics

    Another weekend, another out-of-town wedding for CJ and Owen. This time, Liebe comes along. She’ll serve as the flower girl for CJ’s high school classmate, Autumn Dingell. Surrounded by the magnificence of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and by Michigan political royalty, CJ reconnects with old friends and meets new people who may play a role in his future

    • 1 Chapters
    • 227 Words
    • 3,432 Views
    • 11 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Everyone
  6. Prospect Street - Summer of '22 Book IV 18. C. J. Boomers, Gen Xers, & Millenials Complete

    By Carlos Hazday, in World Building. 06/14/2023 (Updated: 06/14/2023)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: General Fiction World Builder
    • young adult
    • north america
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • politics

    Brett Davenport and César Abelló convince their Georgetown neighbors to combine their 4th of July celebrations into a block party. With their segment of Prospect Street closed off, children play on the street and adults cross from one house to another undisturbed by traffic. CJ and Owen ensure Carson Sawyer, part of the group being assembled to propel CJ to public office, meets one of the block’s wealthy and connected residents. Liebe has a flashback to the park shooting and a friend from Mexico City visits.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 465 Words
    • 4,706 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • 2 Recommendations
    • Everyone
  7. The World of Pern 6. Ninth Pass Pern Complete

    By Mawgrim, in World Building. 10/07/2020 (Updated: 04/05/2022)

    Fandoms: Dragonriders of Pern
    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: Fantasy World Building
    • alternate earth
    • faq

    You may already be familiar with the world of Pern, as created by Anne McCaffrey, but if you need a quick refresher, here it is.

    • 8 Chapters
    • 9,218 Words
    • 14,327 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • 2 Recommendations
    • Everyone
  8. The World of Psionic Corp Psionic Corp Long-Term Hold

    By Myr, in World Building. 12/31/2021 (Updated: 12/31/2021)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: Science Fiction World Building
    • psionics
    • military

    Psionic Corp is a speculative world about the near future where humans develop Psionic Abilities. This is world building material to better flesh out the story world of Psionic Corp. There is no story in this posting, just world building information that more fully fills out the world of Psionic Corp. Psionic Corp is the near future of our world. Terran Confederation is the same world, but set in a time when humanity has reached out to the stars and have started settling the worlds.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 548 Words
    • 3,715 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • Teen
  9. The World of the King's Rangers King's Rangers Temporary Hold

    By Myr, in World Building. 12/31/2021 (Updated: 12/30/2021)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: Fantasy World Building
    • magic
    • no sex
    • medieval

    King's Rangers is a epic fantasy world with many things going on. This is world building stuff about the world of King's Rangers that gets skimmed over or trimmed in the narrative. A story that moves along would drown in all the extra details. This collection are the bits and bobs that underly the world.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 341 Words
    • 2,646 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • 1 Recommendation
    • Teen
  10. The Egyptian Pantheon Complete

    By Sasha Distan, in World Building. 12/22/2016 (Updated: 12/22/2016)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: Paranormal World Building

    Reference document for the pantheon of Ancient Egyptian Gods

    • 1 Chapters
    • 592 Words
    • 4,212 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Everyone
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