Tag 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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Mixing Genres: An Important Writer’s Tool — Melissa Berg

Author Melissa Berg is back with a look at how mixing genres can be an invaluable tool that every writer should have. She will look at three ways different stories have used this technique. If you like Melissa’s article, you can read … Continue reading

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When Things Change, Or Why I’m Writing About My Own Story – By Elan Samuel

Welcome back Elan Samuel who adds his take on the journey of the protagonist in epic fantasy. For more by Elan, click here. I had this plan, see. I was going to write a blog post called “Every Story Has Already Been … Continue reading

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The Conflicted Heart of a True Anti-hero – by Melissa Berg

What is it about the anti-hero that we love so much? Today on EFW, author Melissa Berg looks at what makes an anti-hero and why this type of character’s journey is so compelling both to read and to write. Want more … 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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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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Making a revision road map: turning beta and editor notes into a next draft plan

As this month’s series of posts on epic battles in fantasy wraps up, I’m back for my usual Friday post to continue my discussion about the process of writing a next draft. If you’ve missed the earlier installments, this all … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Writing Engaging and Tension-filled Fight Scenes

Today, author Melissa Berg returns to talk about the two main types of fight scenes: Sword fights and epic battles. Want to know how to make your fights exciting and fun to read? Read on to find out her easy formula for … Continue reading

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Making sacrifices: the 80/20 rule and getting Blood Dawn back on track

This week, I made a radical shift in how I work to reclaim the weekend writing time that I’d maintained for 15 months, every week, while I was writing the draft for Blood Dawn. Ever since 2016 began, I’ve been … Continue reading

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World Builders — Joseph G. Calcagno

My guest today is Joseph G. Calcagno, author of The Defeated, currently funding on Inkshares. Joseph G. Calcagno is a fantasy author who hails from green mountains and learned from a wizard in his youth. He loves the wilderness, swordplay, … Continue reading

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