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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. 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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Advanced Point of View

Back in February of this year I attended a writer’s conference and promised to share notes from a few of the sessions.  Now, five months later, I’m finally getting around to it.  One of the most useful sessions to me … 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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Quickly Quotable #14 – Lord of the Rings

Today’s quote collection comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, art by Alan Lee. “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again … Continue reading

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