Tag Archives: Fantasy world building

Byron Gillan — A Bottomless Well: Magic and the Environment

 “And that’s what I don’t like about magic, Captain. ‘cos it’s *magic*. You can’t ask questions, it’s magic. It doesn’t explain anything, it’s magic. You don’t know where it comes from, it’s magic! That’s what I don’t like about magic, … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Arnold – On Magic: Theorem, Practice, and Use

Today, author Thomas J. Arnold to talk about Magic!  What are some of the important elements and inspirations consider when creating a consistent and engaging magic system for your world?  Read on to gain insight into his thoughts on that question. Magic has a place … Continue reading

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Melissa Berg – The Science of Magic

Today, author Melissa Berg returns to talk about Magic! What is one of the most important ingredients for magic? Read on to find out what is essential in order to create a believable magic system for your world. To read more by Melissa Berg, go HERE.  … Continue reading

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Language, Culture and Prose in Mysts of Mythos

Today, Sean Gallagher, author of Mysts of Mythos, returns to the blog to offer his perspective on language and culture in fantasy. For more from Sean, click here. When one sets out to write a story within a historical setting, very critical … Continue reading

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Our Friend – The Prologue

Today, Byron Gillan is back on the blog to discuss prologues. Interested in learning more? Read on. Click here for more posts by Byron. A raven-haired woman flees through the night, pursued by a band of villains… A terrible calamity befalls a … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Culture – by Melissa Berg

Today, author Melissa Berg returns to talk about creating an atmosphere for your fantasy novel that is real and immersive. Want to know why real experiences are essential? Read on to find out how just one past experience gave her … Continue reading

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When weather, is a weary waste of time, we weathered through with wet feet.

“It was a dark and stormy night” (by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in the novel Paul Clifford), has been mocked poked fun at for as long as I can remember. I think this is a great opening sentence. I was inspired so much, I used the … Continue reading

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