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How to Invent a Fantasy/Sci-Fi Race: with guest author Randy Ellefson

Today I’d like to welcome Randy Ellefson, author world-building reference guide Creating Life, to speak to us on the art of creating new species for our Fantasy or Sci-Fi works. Take it away, Randy! Creating a fantasy or SF species/race is … Continue reading

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5 lessons to improve your world-building: with guest Susan K. Hamilton

Continuing our series of guest posts, Susan K. Hamilton, the author of Shadow King, brings us some important tips to make your world-building great. Fantasy and fiction author Susan K. Hamilton published her first fantasy novel—DARKSTAR RISING—through Xlibris in 2003. The … Continue reading

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World Builders 3.0 – Level 1-1: Building a world for character

Welcome back to World Builders 3.0! For those who enjoyed the previous incarnations of World Builders, this next generation is going to zero in more on the process of worldbuilding itself while I work with fellow fantasy author and worldbuilding … Continue reading

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World Builders 3.0 – Level 0: “Why are you building this world?”

Welcome to World Builders 3.0, an open-ended series that will run periodically on Fridays. For those who enjoyed the previous incarnations of World Builders, this next generation is going to zero in more on the process of world building itself … Continue reading

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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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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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