Author Archives: Jodi

About Jodi

I'm an aspiring novelist working in fantasy and suspense, for now. I also have two pretty awesome blogs! https://myliteraryquest.wordpress.com and http://jodilmilnerauthor.wordpress.com

Pt 3 Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the third part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” Here are handy links to the other … Continue reading

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Pt 2 Elements and Levels of Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the second part in the three-part series “Creating Fictional Rites and Rituals.” If you’ve missed the other parts, here … Continue reading

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Pt 1 The Difference Between Rite and Ritual

The debut of this presentation is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the League of Utah Writers 2018 Spring Conference. This is the first part in a three-part series. If you missed the first two parts, go back and check … Continue reading

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The Idea Notebook

Fellow writer friends of mine have talked about how ideas seem to attack them at random. It’s as if this happens constantly and if they don’t stop what they’re doing immediately, they will forget their bolt of inspiration and it … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 5 Create Your Own Magic System

This is the fifth and final part to the Magic Systems 101 presentation notes. The original presentation was given at the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. Want to read the rest of the series? … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 4 “Literary Magic Systems”

This post is a continuation of a presentation originally given at the Eagle Mountain Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. Don’t miss the other parts of the series: Pt. 1 – Why Write Good Magic? Pt. 2 – Hard … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 3 Sanderson’s Laws of Magic

This post is a continuation of a presentation originally given at the Eagle Mountain Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. Don’t miss the other parts of the series: Pt.1 – Why Write Good Magic? Pt. 2 – Hard Magic … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 2 Hard Magic vs Soft Magic

This post is a continuation of a presentation originally given at the Eagle Mountain Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. Don’t miss the other parts of this series: Pt 1 – Why Write Good Magic? Pt 3 – Sanderson’s … Continue reading

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Magic Systems 101: Pt. 1 Why Write Good Magic

This presentation was originally given at the Eagle Mountain Writer’s Conference held on Sept 9th, 2017. This is the first part of a five part series.  Here are handy links to the rest of the series: Pt 2 – Hard … Continue reading

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How to Write a Villain

Originally posted on taramayoros.com:
It seems like it has been a while since I have done a solid writing tip. I’ve skimmed through the files in my brain and pulled out the folder labeled “Villain.” Mwahahaha . . .…

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