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History posted 14 February 2005 in Writing TipsHistory by RevCasy, Candidate

History begins with Geography. Start with a good map. And by "good" I mean a map that makes physical sense. You don't have to be an expert on plate techtonics, but you do need to understand, for example, that mountains or cold ocean currents create deserts.

History can and will flow logically from there.

Now, unless you are far more intelligent than I am (which is a possibility that I don't deny), you are probably going to have to rely on parallels from the real world to make things easier on yourself. An example of this would be in setting up your continent like Eurasia, with a huge expanse of steppe to the east, and a more mountainous and varied geography to the west, with corresponding folk movements from east to west, ect. view post


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