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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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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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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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Thomas J. Arnold – On Magic: Theorem, Practice, and Use

Today, author Thomas J. Arnold to talk about Magic!  What are some of the important elements and inspirations consider when creating a consistent and engaging magic system for your world?  Read on to gain insight into his thoughts on that question. Magic has a place … Continue reading

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Our Friend – The Prologue

Today, Byron Gillan is back on the blog to discuss prologues. Interested in learning more? Read on. Click here for more posts by Byron. A raven-haired woman flees through the night, pursued by a band of villains… A terrible calamity befalls a … Continue reading

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One Guide to Creating a World

As good as a plot may be, if it takes place in simple world or the world offers nothing new or unique, the story as whole is lacking. This is probably because for the past hundred years we have been … Continue reading

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The Perfect Method

Building a world is one of the hardest things a Fantasy author has to do. It is often a daunting task to craft an entire world from nothing, to create the geography, the rules that govern it, the beasts and … Continue reading

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The 3 LGBTTQ stereotypes that you shouldn’t use in your fantasy novels

If you’re reading this, then chances are that you’re at least considering becoming a writer. So for this month, I want to talk to you people about the common clichés that we writers might use because we simply don’t know otherwise. … Continue reading

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World Builders — Brian Guthrie

Today, my World Builders guest is Brian Guthrie, serial author of science fiction and fantasy, including the science fiction novel Rise, currently funding on Inkshares. Based out of Germany, Brian Guthrie is a serial author of science fiction and fantasy. … Continue reading

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World Builders — Jeyna Grace

Today, my World Builders guest is Jeyna Grace, author of The Battle for Oz and The Slave Prince (which is currently in the early stages on Inkshares). Jeyna Grace never stopped playing pretend. One day, she decided to document her … Continue reading

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