Engaging in Fiction - World Building
Yuval maintains that the human concept of reality is confined within the limits of stories that we have all agreed to believe are real. From this perspective, engaging in fiction can become the gateway to change - if we allow ourselves to imagine a world that is different, only then can we begin to identify what needs to change and what steps we can take to make those changes. Below is a list of questions that fantasy and science fiction writers consider when building their fictional worlds. Use them to create a Utopia in light of the dilemma we discussed today at the Falun Gong seminar. Avoid limiting your imagination to just a world in which illegal harvesting or prosecution on a religious basis does not exist - consider what drives these atrocities to occur and what replacements exist in your version of Utopia.
Please visit this link by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for an extensive list of World Building questions: http://bit.ly/NMHH-World-Building. Pick 5-10 questions to answer in detail to guide your writing.