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Fantasy Writing Discussions May 13, 2013
12-May-13 By: Mythic Scribes
The other POV When most writers begin writing a story they worry about whether it’s best in first or third person. They spend little time wondering about which… Overly influenced by RPGs I think I’ve lost my mind. I’m working on the third book of my series, and like many fantasy writers, my characters and...
Is Black and White Fantasy Dead?
12-May-13 By: Codey Amprim
Is black and white dead? No, I’m not talking about film. With the recent surge in popularity of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (a.k.a. Game of Thrones), fantasy as a genre has gained a new audience. Even those who have not ventured into fantasy before can easily find themselves...
Fantasy Writing Discussions May 6, 2013
05-May-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Poem for the Dead I have a scene where a minor character passes away and the remaining characters have a moment of silence in respect I want one character to sing a… The Mechanics of Short Story Writing (The Ending) I came across this good article on how to approach short story… How many trilogies?...
10 Ways to Find Inspiration for Fantasy Writing
05-May-13 By: Philip Overby
The elusive muse. Long considered dead by some, still widely sought after with hounds, nets, and harpoons by others, the concept of “invoking the muse” still lurks out there in the writers’ ether. Inspiration can be fickle: it doesn’t always necessarily come when you want it. There are some tried and true methods for getting...
Fantasy Writing Discussions April 29, 2013
28-Apr-13 By: Mythic Scribes
A few punctuation questions Because I suck with punctuation. Is there a difference between types of ellipses and dashes? I see a lot of books using “. . .” and I’m using… Having the same ideas? I’m interested to see to what extent copyright can be used in books, in terms with naming places and...
From Serviceable to Memorable: 5 Principles for Dialogue That Delivers
28-Apr-13 By: Lisa Walker England
For my “writer self,” cracking (or clicking) open a new fantasy novel is one of the most exciting ways to spend my free time. It’s also one of the most terrifying. After all, I don’t really know what I’ll find inside, and encountering a badly-crafted story is more than disappointing. It’s downright painful. I’m sure...
Fantasy Writing Discussions April 22, 2013
21-Apr-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Favorite Fantasy Creature (or Creatures) I do not know about you, but one of my favorite things about fantasy would have to be all of the different creatures and beasts that inhabit it. I… Transitioning from light to dark In its current draft, Equivalence begins with seven pages of character interaction and four of lining...
Target Editing – A Time-Saving Strategy for Writers
21-Apr-13 By: A. Howitt
For me, editing was the worst part of writing, which is why I never did it. In an attempt to turn editing into a more manageable process, I have combined two of my favorite hobbies into one theory, which I call “Target Editing.” I compare editing to archery. Archery is a wonderful sport. It takes...
Fantasy Writing Discussions April 15, 2013
14-Apr-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Dissatisfaction in my work It’s something that has plagued me for the last few weeks, I only began writing my story a month or so ago, and now a couple of chapters in, I am… Novel vs Screenplay? I was wondering, how unrealistic is it to sell a screenplay to a studio or production team?...
Fantasy Weapons – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
13-Apr-13 By: Alice Leiper
In fantasy, weaponry is something we’ve come to expect to see. There are wars, battles, even personal fights against a single rival, and that means the combatants need something to fight with. Sometimes fists are enough; sometimes magic is used. But the rest of the time, there are weapons. One thing fantasy weapons sometimes come...