September 1st, 2013


World-building religion and gods

I have read advice about world-building that suggests that you start with the creation myth.

I have advice, too, which is:  Don't.  Even if you do, for whatever reason, start with the world and not with the story.  You're starting with an assumption, and one which will constrain you.  Your society does not need to have a creation myth.  And even if it does, it doesn't have to be important in the practice of the religion.
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