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Myth and Magic

Folklore & fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag.

Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too... plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Nov 17, 2021

In the second half of NaNoWriMo we chatted with teen fantasy author Sarah Humpherys about taking the 50k word month-long challenge, and about landing herself an agent & publishing deal at the tender age of sixteen! Sarah also talks about world-building and the craft of authorship. Her new novel, titled Stone...


Oct 28, 2021

An interview with the New Mexico based fantasy author Cassie Sanchez. Cassie chats about writing love-scenes, creating tension and researching magic for her new novel, Chasing the Darkness, which features the angel of...


Oct 27, 2021

This week I talk with award-winning English author Claire Buss. She chats about spice ghosts, the Gaia hypothesis, the golden squirrel awards, the rapid release strategy, author Wilbur Smith, and being the deputy editor of the Write On! magazine


Oct 20, 2021

Check out this engaging Myth & Magic interview with the editor of the latest Australian speculative fiction magazine — Etherea, for science fiction and fantasy fans!


Oct 13, 2021

12 ways to flip classic fantasy tropes on their head, plus what is a story frame?