Hello, I am new to this site and I believe that this is a suitable place to gain some expert opinions I've decided to pursue some story ideas, and am thus currently developing the background details of such ideas. One particular aspect of the development I'm unsure of at the moment concerns the devising of the landmass(es) of the story's world. One idea I have had is basing the land on the ancient Earth supercontinent Pangaea. I would like my writing to be somewhat reflective of aspects of reality, and in my opinion having the world resemble our own (in a sense) ties in with this ideal. However, what's preventing me from using this idea is its lack of originality. I can't help but feel as if I might be better off devising lands from scratch. I'm not wholly averse to doing this either, and yet I also have misgivings here - the idea of the land(s) representing physically the reflective nature of the story still appeals to me, and in the back of my head I don't want what I might create from scratch to be generic - using Pangaea as a basis seems more of a USP to me (here I reveal my ignorance, I admit). I do understand that this is a completely subjective issue (and I'm expecting that responses, if any, will tell me that my problem matters not), but regardless I would love to here some opinions on what would make a better setting. Thank you for any replies I may get If I need to explain anything in more detail, please don't hesitate to ask.