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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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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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Writerly Quote of the Day – Asimov

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers” – Isaac Asimov In Hamlet, Shakespeare said “brevity is the soul of wit.” Today, and quite possibly for the next unforeseen future, I will be brief. It turns out that blogging, … Continue reading

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Take Your Characters Somewhere Interesting

One of the larger drawbacks about writing fantasy is that the settings must be created.  Unless you are writing historical fantasy or  steampunk, the places where your story unfolds simply do not exist in the real world.  While this opens … Continue reading

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Fat, Juicy, Unique Details

As writers we all strive to compose vivid, dynamic scenes that stick with the reader long after they close the book.  Scenes  created so well that they allow the reader to escape space and time and enter into another world.  … Continue reading

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Sword Anatomy 101 Challenge Answers

Last week we talked about sword vocabulary, the post was ended with a challenge section where you were asked to identify different swords.  Did you come up with the same answers?  Let’s see! Sword #1 – William Wallace  Highland Claymore … Continue reading

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