Indeed, quite right DeadRiverDragon - quite right.Dead Riverdragon said:Ah, but Brian-in that sense magic is no different from any other potential plot element, in that bad magic is a bad thing, while magic implemented with skill will not result in that problem.
I don't know, knivesout. I kind of like the Tolkein and Lewis approach, although I do have ideas for stories that have nothing to do with my spiritual belief. (But I definitely agree about the challenge. That's part of the fun!)knivesout said:I think that the very difficulties of creating imaginary gods, religions, cultures and magic systems are what challenges us to keep trying. Incidentally, I am personally an atheist but that does not stop me from having a very great interest in religion and myth. I believe a good writer does not restrict himself to only that knowledge which is consistent with his own belief system or lack thereof, if he (or she, sorry!) has any pretension to truly be a storyteller.
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