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Fantasy Writing Community

Fantasy Writing Discussions March 29, 2015
29-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Ilium – cool plot/setting but weak characters Spoiler for Ilium by Dan Simmons below. Has anyone ever read a novel with a very interesting world and concepts and the plot kept you going, but… Writer or Observer? A lot of people talk about writing stories and developing characters, although for me personally, over the years […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions March 26, 2015
26-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Tragic heroes and their tragic flaws I have always been interested in classic literature, especially ones that involve tragic heroes. I don’t think all stories with tragic heroes have to… Spider People I decided to include another two races into my WIP, and while one are the Naga which are going to be pretty usual […]

Understanding How Readers Read
22-Mar-15   By: Nils Ödlund

When I started writing – three, maybe four, years ago – I just wrote. I didn’t really think much about it as I sat there with my laptop, tapping down my stories and making things up. I was happy with how they turned out. I had a good time, and I made up some really […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions March 20, 2015
20-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Can it be too long? I completed the first draft of my first fantasy novel late last year. I handwrote the first draft. I have been typing up, editing and finalizing it…. Family trees, naming conventions and genetic disease I was wondering if anyone else had run into issues with naming a vast quantity of […]

5 Steps to Effective Editing
15-Mar-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by Sydney A. Kneller. Once you’ve agonized your way through a story or novel, you breathe a sigh of relief that your task is finally done. But the truth is, the hard word is just beginning. Before you can send your work out to be seen by the world, you need to […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions March 9, 2015
09-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Tell me about your project Hey guys, I just wanted to pop in and ask what you all are working on. If you haven’t written a query letter, this is a fine time to do one. If you… Novel Titles I have no idea how to come up with a title for my novel. I […]

Putting Your Novel Where Your Mouth Is
08-Mar-15   By: Philip Overby

Talking about writing can be fun. Hell, I love it. But a year ago I realized that I needed to stop yapping so much and start tapping more. The keys, that is. It’s lonely, hair-pulling work sometimes, but I had to keep my nose to the grindstone. No matter how much I wanted to chat […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions March 1, 2015
01-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

How Are Characters Born (or Conceived)? I was trying to make that question sound like an innocent child asking, “Where do babies come from?” Having failed that, let me get to the topic… Capitalization details I hate to take up a whole thread on a question that probably has a technical answer but – Should […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Descriptions – Part 1
01-Mar-15   By: Nils Ödlund

Now and then – both on the forums here on Mythic Scribes and elsewhere – I come across the question about how to write descriptions. This guide is meant as an introduction for beginners and will start with the very basics on how to set up, and write, a description of something. In this part […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions February 24, 2015
24-Feb-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Getting back into . . . editing? Okay, maybe I’m asking on the wrong site, but so far as I know, there’s no Mythic Editors, so Mythic Scribes will have to do. I haven’t edited… Small, isolated village near a mountain. What do the people there do for a living? My story was initially going […]

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