Do magic systems in fiction need rules? I don’t know. But I do know that Brandon Sanderson, an author that has written a lot of books, has three (four) rules for how to write magic. What is magic? Magic is whatever awesome or unusual stuff you have invented for your story. By this definition, the made-up…Read More
Matthew Brown| Nov 9, 2017
I have to confess that I struggle with creating a vivid sense of place sometimes. Usually when the setting is relatively mundane – some town, some house, someone’s back garden. To help me overcome this weakness, I’ve looked at what the Internet has to say about creating a vivid world. Focus on specific details said the Scottish…Read More
Matthew Brown| Oct 2, 2017
In this post, I am going to take a brief look at constructing the idea of Alien Numbers in your alien world. World building your alien world is a topic I hope to visit a few times. Perhaps not to the same depth as mental illness or crafting authentic female characters but to a good degree….Read More
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