Ink wrote:I'd write what I want to write. If you're not doing that, well, all the rest becomes less meaningful.
Bohemienne wrote:I'm having an existential crisis with my fantasy series. I've long been tinkering and tweaking forever with my worldbuilding, trying to make a magical but believable universe, with magic and industry and political strife and cultural clashes and all the fun that that entails. But as a Russian Studies major and a die-hard Russophile, a lot of the foundation I've built the main kingdom of my series on has been "Russia circa 1905, but with magic and demons." This is an oversimplification but it's where I started the process.
Bohemienne wrote:. My inner editor keeps nagging at me: Why not just set the damn thing in Russia, circa 1905, and throw in all the fun supernatural elements you want?
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