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Thread: 'Not real' religions/beliefs

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    figuring it all out
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    Oct 2017
    I would find it more interesting to be kept in the dark about that as a reader, to have to keep guessing whether they're real or not.

    Look at the real world - atheism vs. religions. One character says the spirits did it. Another says they didn't, it's all hokum. Who is right? If you scatter fantasy/supernatural elements throughout the story, but also have a few phenomena to be discovered as simple laws of nature - now that'd be an interesting conflict.

    I don't know what your story is about, but I enjoy things more if they're not quite as clear cut from the start.

    In the case you described, the easiest solution would probably be to have a character, as mentioned above, discover a thing as a natural law previously assumed to be done by spirits.
    Last edited by Eilyfe; 10-13-2017 at 04:01 PM.

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