Category Archives: Concept Creation

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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Medieval Village Anatomy 101

If you are writing a historical fiction, or epic fantasy, chances are one of your settings will be in a medieval village.  Not all villages are set up in the same way, but for the most part they will all … Continue reading

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LTUE: The Culture of Immortality

Here for your reading pleasure is another summary of a panel presented at this year’s “Life, the Universe, and Everything” science fiction and fantasy symposium. Today’s post centers around a panel titled “The Culture of Immortality.”  On the panel were … Continue reading

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Superheros and Gender Stereotyping

Last week at the “Life, the Universe, and Everything” science fiction and fantasy symposium, I attended a presentation by Andrew Bahlman titled “Superheros and Gender; What it is and why it matters.”  I enjoyed it so much that I would … Continue reading

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Genre Talk: What is Space Opera?

I’m ashamed to say that up until a few years ago I honestly believed that Space Opera had everything to do with singing and was some sort of movie length music video set in space. I was wrong. REALLY WRONG. … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of an Airship

Lately I’ve had a huge interest in steampunk and a huge part of steampunk is airships.  Today we shall learn all about the parts of an airship. It’s been a while since I’ve done a glossary post so here it … Continue reading

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