Build a Whole New World

The mysterious door opened and none of the children were prepared for what was on the other side…

Words like these are what make fiction books so hard to put down.  We are taken to amazing new worlds that allow us to experience a journey with our minds as well as our senses.  The Author Kate Messner does just this – builds new “worlds” for her readers in the fiction stories that she writes.  Watch the video below on creating fictional worlds.  After watching, explore the “Think” and “Dig Deeper” sections.

http://ed.ted.com/on/AQtELfQR#watch

Some research has even shown that certain parts of your brain are stimulated (or woken up) when you read fictional stories.  So not only are they fun to read, but great brain food too!

Hopefully this challenge will inspire you to take up your pencil and begin your own journey of “world-building”!  Leave a comment and tell us about an author or book you’ve enjoyed reading.  Tell us about the fictional world that author created.

One thought on “Build a Whole New World

  1. I recently read Divergent and Insurgent, which are books that take place in a world where there is only one city. The society is divided into 5 groups called factions: Abnegation (The Selfless), Erudite (The Intelligent), Candor (The Honest), Dauntless (The Brave), and Amity (The Peaceful). There was a war in which the whole world was destroyed (according to Four) and the city people were the only ones to survive. The next book is Allegiant.

    I am currently reading Matched, in which there is a world where the government decides where you work, who you love and later marry, and when you die (on your 80th birthday). The next 2 books are Crossed and Reached.

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