Category Archives: Writing Tips

10 Rules for Writing Historical Fiction

Greetings epic fantasy writers and readers! Today we have historical fiction author Michael Bolan here to blog about the 10 rues for writing historical fiction — and there are some great tidbits in here for epic fantasy writers, too! Be sure to … 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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Beyond archetypes: where the hero’s journey meets modern fiction

Welcome to August! This month, I have the pleasure of kicking off our topic: journeys and story structures in epic fantasy. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s Journey, also known as the Monomyth. Here’s a great … Continue reading

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Nell Walton — Humor in Epic Fantasy

Inspiration comes in many forms, it isn’t all about setting the right mood or finding motivation to write, sometimes it’s about inspiring the reader. In her debut article here on Epic Fantasy Writer, author Nell Walton discusses one of the … 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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On the Two Types of Inspiration — By Elan Samuel

Today, Elan Samuel returns to EFW to discuss inspiration. After convincing himself that he was done waiting for inspiration to strike, he decided that he could seek it for himself. Read more below. For more by Elan, click here. Over and … Continue reading

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Invocation of the Muse – by Melissa Berg, Plus Some Great Music to Inspire Great Writing!

Today, author Melissa Berg returns to talk about the Muse! What do you use to get inspired? Below, Melissa will call upon those mystic Goddesses to help you find your Muse, while sharing some of her favorite music. What does she … Continue reading

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Malkuthe Highwind — The Price

Malkuthe brings to the table almost nine years of worldbuilding experience. Today, he will talk about magic, its price, and the role that it plays in worldbuilding. Right now, he doesn’t have much in the way of articles on the … Continue reading

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How to do a developmental edit yourself — a self-editing guide for writers

Friday is here again, which means another blog post from me! Today I’m following up on last week’s post on the importance of developmental editing, by popular request, with a how-to for writers who want to try and do it … 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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