Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten:
“History and how it interacts with world building also interests me.”
Yes, no man is an island, and very few worlds are built without at least a little history. Think of Guy Gavriel Kay, who builds fantasy worlds heavily dependent on existing (often European) countries and history.
So how much history goes into your own worldbuilding, and where do you get it?