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Fantasy Writing Community


Memorable Characters and Their Flaws
07-Dec-14   By: A. Howitt

Every reader has a certain character whose name, when mentioned, elicits a reaction. Those heroes we cheered on, those antagonists we hated with a passion—we know their worlds and their likes and dislikes. We understand and humanize them, and wish we could invite them over for pizza-and-poker night. Or we curse the gods that we […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions December 6, 2014
06-Dec-14   By: Mythic Scribes

Lessons from Ian Fleming, part 1 There have been threads about where to start a novel, about how much detail to include, about reading outside the genre. Rather than respond to each,… Characters that mirror you I do not know if this is the correct place to ask this question so my apologies if its […]



Medieval Blunt Weaponry – A Primer for Writers
30-Nov-14   By: Codey Amprim

You can keep your Excaliburs, your Brisingrs, your Glamdrings, and, yes, your lightsabers. I need a weapon that’s going to put some hair on my chest, allow me to converse with bears, send a wet streak down my foe’s leg, and, well, practically speaking, take out that knight in full plate and chain. Ladies and […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions November 29, 2014
29-Nov-14   By: Mythic Scribes

badverbs It seems that anytime a writing advice article crosses my radar, it inevitably includes something along the lines of “eliminate most occurrences of… 40 000 Years Later. No changes?! So guys as I’m slowly structuring the world which my short stories play in, a somewhat troubling thought came too me. In Godlings, the mentor […]



What Writers Can Learn From Soaping
23-Nov-14   By: Featured Author

This article is by A.L.S. Vossler. Recently, I took up the hobby of soaping, which, as you might guess, is making soap. There are three ways of making soap: hand-milled, cold process, and hot process. Hand-milled, which is also known as melt-and-pour, basically involves taking a soap base which someone else has already prepared, and […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions November 20, 2014
20-Nov-14   By: Mythic Scribes

Suggestions for Thirteen Core Disciplines… Anybody have any suggestions for thirteen disciplines in which my fantasy race would train? At first, I thought of listing the ones I came up with,… Can I use dark elves? Hey all, I’m sorry if this is the wrong forum for this. I’m curious if I’m allowed to use […]



Beta Readers: The Unsung Heroes of Literature
16-Nov-14   By: Featured Author

This article is by Julian Saheed. There is a reason we all leave space for acknowledgments in the first few pages of our books. Though our names appear on the front covers as the architects of the story, there are those who check to make sure the final product is what people want. Those whose […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions November 12, 2014
12-Nov-14   By: Mythic Scribes

Feedback for my magic system I’m still new to fantasy and world building and I’m trying to make a magic system. I have a bit of an idea in mind… Building an organic(literally) Magic system? There several different magic systems in my WIP, the one used by the demons has left me scratching my head […]



30 Ways to Resuscitate a Dying NaNoWriMo Novel
09-Nov-14   By: Philip Overby

If you’ve done National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) you know there sometimes comes a point when you think, “Why in the hell am I doing this?” This is a normal feeling albeit a demoralizing one. You’ve been tap-tapping away when suddenly the juice runs out, the muse falls off her glittery pegasus, or writer’s block […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions November 6, 2014
06-Nov-14   By: Mythic Scribes

Tablo: Watch Writers Write That’s a tagline I added myself, but Tablo markets itself as kind of a Youtube for writers. It’s a way to read stories as they’re being written,… Thoughts on chapter headers? So while awaiting finalization of the business end of my first novel, I browsed over the beginning part of my […]







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