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Fantasy Writing Community

Setting Stories in My Own Backyard
25-Jan-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by Duncan McGeary. I’ve never subscribed to the notion that one must “write about what you know.” I mean, what do I know about a wild pig apocalypses?  Or vampires who evolve?  Or Donner Party werewolves?  Or Bigfoot and gold miners? This stuff is spun out of my imagination, and even when […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions January 14, 2015
14-Jan-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Odd temperature system I know when it comes to fantasy an author can basically do ‘anything’, but I don’t like when things just doesn’t make any sense at all.So, I have… Looking for feedback on gods An integral part of my world are the three divisions of the soul: Mind (thought), Heart (emotions) and Body […]

The Power of Symbolism
11-Jan-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by Jacob Gralnick. How do you convey an entire idea, feeling, or characteristic without saying a word? The same way you can foreshadow a future event in subtle passing, and you can do that with a little nifty thing called symbolism. Used correctly, and at the right time, symbolism can add meaning […]

Fantasy Writing Discussions December 29, 2014
29-Dec-14   By: Mythic Scribes

Split World I am currently working on a story of indeterminate length, set in a universe I have already created. I wanted to write a story that was a phyrric… Thinking of getting stories published independently but don’t know any services I’m thinking of publishing my stories on my own, but i don’t know what […]

Cover to Cover IV: Learning to Love Editing
21-Dec-14   By: Philip Overby

This is the fourth entry in my Cover to Cover series which follows a story idea from inception until potential publication. Several months back in my third entry, I talked about owning a first draft and how to get through it to the end. Well, in August of this year I finished my first draft. […]

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 […]

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