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I mean, I use World Anvil, along with 1.3 million others. But then, I would, because I made it! :D


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The best way to tell a story if you have a unique setting is to tell a story that can only really be told in that setting, and plays to that setting's strengths. Because the setting cannot be disentangled from the story, it forces the reader to pay attention to the setting as part of the narrative. A good example of this is Jurassic Park. Because it's ...


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You characterize the ecosystems just like you would with any character, with exception that this character doesn't speak. "Show don't tell" is key here. Show animals living in this environment, and show in what ways the environment is dangerous to them. Characterize cliffs, beaches, organizations, and show the threats that these face. That way, ...


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Colonialism isn't a moral issue (on the scale of a nation) Historically, colonialism has never ended because of moral reasons. It was always a power struggle : The colony becoming strong enough to claim its independence. The colonizers becoming unable to control their colony (too weak, too strong opponents, etc) The most powerful faction within the ...


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Don't fight the allusions to colonialism, lean into them. 100% morally flawless protagonists are just as boring as 100% morally despicable antagonists. Acknowledge that not everything in the "good guy" empire is all fine and dandy. When you feel that what they are doing is similar to colonialism, do your research on why colonialism is generally ...


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No, but there's a fine line Look, it's your story. If you think that the story needs to be told, tell it. Just know that, there's a fine line. Your characters are allowed to be horrible people with horrible views (such as racism), but you aren't. When you're writing a story to get a political point across, you've crossed the line. Also, please don't write ...


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If you have to ask whether you're promoting Colonialism with your writing, you already know the answer; of course you're promoting Colonialism. Don't write the story. The only thing you can do now is give up all ambitions to be a writer and never put pen to paper again. Although, I fear the problem here is deeper than that. You appear to be guilty not ...


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Controversy and Emotion: There are lots of publications about industrialization and colonialism, and it's a really complex topic. If you want your writing to have a plausible feel, not just a pat anticolonial one, you have to embrace the complexity of the situation. I read a controversial but well written article suggesting colonialism was a net benefit for ...


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I feel this is obligatory: https://youtu.be/rEMjRmKViZo Depending on the tone of the story, there are no limits to what you can get away with.


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