Category Archives: Writing Tips

Being A Prolific Writer, Part 4: with M.S. Wordsmith

Should you write 1000+ words a day? 2000? 5000? 10,000? How much is required for you to be a successful writer? Read more… Continue reading

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How to make magic believable — guest author Brian Declan

When I world-build, I break my world into categories. Most of these are practical: people, culture, society, organizations, history. But magic has its own category. It is a whole universe unto itself, as important in generating story as drawing maps. … Continue reading

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Transcription: learning directly from the storytelling masters by typing up their words yourself

You’ve likely heard the advice that in order to become a better writer, you should learn directly from other master storytellers by typing up their work. After all, what do most painters do when they are start out? They travel … Continue reading

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Being A Prolific Writer, Part 3: with M.S. Wordsmith

How do you start your career as a writer? 6-figure advances are lucrative, but what can you do RIGHT NOW to take steps toward success? Continue reading

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How I created a private wiki for my fantasy world-building

Last month I talked about how I balance the act of world-building while remaining focused on story (and how the two are interconnected). Today I’m going to offer some more depth on the exact steps I took to set up … Continue reading

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The Voice — guest post from epic fantasy author Andrew Wood

Happy Friday! To end this week, I’d like to highlight the talent of my assistant and apprentice editor, Andrew Wood. In fact, for those who enjoy the posts here on the Epic Fantasy Writer blog, Andrew is my front line, helping … Continue reading

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The Art of World-Building by guest author Montgomery Mahaffey

Given this Tuesday’s post on how I used a wiki to build my world (missed it? read it here), I’d like to follow in the world-building vein with a guest post. Please welcome Montgomery Mahaffey, author of Ella Bandita and the … Continue reading

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