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If you have no idea where to start with making a universe, look no further. Whether you're writing about animalistic robo-mechs, marauding buccaneers, or average joes, this nifty guide will show you how to get started on the Creative Universes wiki.

Step One: ConceptualizeEdit

The obvious first step in writing is to get an idea of what you're writing about. However you manage this is unimportant, as long as you think of something. Writing down half-formed thoughts can help get the creative process moving along. If you want community input, or an easily accessable notebook kind of thing, you can make a blog for your universe ideas. Totalimmortal's Universe Ideas blog is an excellent example, but you can organize yours in whichever way works best for you. 

Step Two: Make a Hub PageEdit

Before you start writing about the races, places and people of your universe, you are going to have to create a hub. Your universe's hub contains a brief summary about your universe, and links your universe's pages together.

The How to Make a Hub Page article details how to make a Hub in about 5 minutes' time.

Step Three: Make PagesEdit

Now that your hub is done, it's time to start writing about all those ideas you thought of earlier. There's no real rules with this, as long as your pages have readable grammar and spelling. While you don't have to do this, it can be best to write a single page at a time and get that done before moving on and making another. Making a ton of pages with nothing on them can make it hard to keep things organised and can be overwhelming.

When you makeyour pages, you're going to need to add in the Universe Template.

The Universe Template does 4 important things. It will automatically link your page to the appropriate universe hub, and add it to your universe's category. It will also mark your page as yours, adding it to your personal category. This might sound like it would be difficult to use, but it's really not.

Here's how you do it:

{{Universe|universe name here|username here}}

Here's another example:

{{Universe|Middle-earth|J.R.R. Tolkien}}

It's pretty simple, really.

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