I’ve been mulling something over in my mind for a good long while now. One of my older (and I do mean OLDER) short stories once had a review in which the reviewer felt she was being “preached at” because I had a detailed ritual in the story. If there’s anything I don’t do in regards to religion, it’s preach.
So where do you draw the line? Or do you?
Since that review a few years ago, I’ve written rituals in stories, but nothing quite as detailed. Thing is, a lot of my men are pagan–and the ritual in the aforementioned story was integral to the story itself.
Do you write rituals into your stories? Do you enjoy reading them?