Background of the Book
I put a lot into the background of my books. After I’ve jotted down the premise and the nationality of my characters, I pick out names. A good portion of the names are not typical names that are routinely seen. I feel it makes my characters stand out and that the meaning of their names matches their characteristics. After I have the basics, I look at what time period I want to write in, what country, state and town fits best for me. If it’s a world build the sky is the limit as I will make up the species, world, land, water, transportation, society structure and law on my own. If not I make sure that the mode of transport matches the true landmarks already existing.