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Fantasy Writing Community

The Scientific Method of Writing
19-Jun-16   By: Kassan Warrad

Browse any writing forum and you’ll notice a pervasive question manifested in a myriad of forms. How do I keep the reader engaged? What is the correct ratio of adverbs to words? What plot structure works best? When should I use passive writing? What should be the make up of my cast? The kernel of […]

Understanding Tolkien
12-Jun-16   By: Featured Author

This article is by Keitha Sargent. To get the most out of Tolkien’s works, it is important to understand a little about the man, his life, passions and views. Several things shaped the imagination from which Middle Earth emerged: his childhood in England, his experiences in the First World War, and his love for ‘Northern’ myth and literature. Tolkien was born […]

Voice vs. Grammar
29-May-16   By: Nils Ödlund

A few weeks back I wrote an article about Writer’s Voice. I explained my thoughts and experiences and I gave a few examples. One thing that all of these examples had in common is that they took some liberties with what’s normally considered proper grammar. I thought about commenting on it, but decided against it. […]

Tips for Writers Setting Up Their Workspace
21-May-16   By: Featured Author

This article is by Bruno Somerset. If you are a writer, one of the biggest advantages, whether you use a laptop or a pen and legal pad, is that you can do it anywhere. The key is finding the place that is best for your individual personality. There are as many ways to set up […]

The Power of Story — Telling a Story Within a Story
15-May-16   By: Featured Author

This article is by Anne Marie Gazzolo. Have you ever considered having stories or songs within your tales? J. R. R. Tolkien does this masterfully within The Lord of the Rings. He demonstrates on several levels the power such things have to add life to a story. Stories Add Depth Your world has a history […]

How to Make the Magic in Your Story… Magical
08-May-16   By: Featured Author

This article is by Alex Limberg. You want to pull your reader out of his everyday life and draw him into your fantastic world? Want to wow her with things she would have never imagined possible? Then you need to introduce magic into your stories! Here are a couple of hints on how to create […]

Writer’s Voice — What It Is, and How to Find It
01-May-16   By: Nils Ödlund

Every now and then the concept of Writer’s Voice comes up for discussion here on the writing forums of Mythic Scribes – actually, let’s just call it voice. As with so many other things in writing, it seem there aren’t definite rules for voice. It’s just another one of those things where you wing it […]

How to Find a Niche Audience
24-Apr-16   By: Philip Overby

When I set out to write my Splatter Elf stories, the first thought that entered my mind was, “Who in the blue hell is going to read this?” Then I went back to that old nugget of advice, “Write what you know.” Well, I know a great deal about fantasy, schlocky violence, cartoons, and monsters. […]

The Magic of Fantasy — Let’s Love the Unreal
17-Apr-16   By: Featured Author

This article is by Sheila Wisz Ellayn. I joined the wonderful community of Mythic Scribes in November of 2011. During my first weeks here, something surprised me. That was how most of the other members were trying to make their fantasy settings as realistic as possible. I am in love with surreal and impossible settings […]

The Metrics of Writing
10-Apr-16   By: John Wong

When I first started writing, during the pre-internet days, I didn’t have any idea how many words were in a novel, a short story, a novella, etc. I just wrote, but had no idea if I was producing at a good pace or if my stories were a good length. All I knew was after […]

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