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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.

Sep 22, 2021

Celebrating the 100th episode of the Myth & Magic podcast with the ten most popular shows so far. Also, break the yoke on your talent to take charge of...

Sep 15, 2021

What is the infinite transition process? How does it affect authorship (and a writer's reality?) Also, how to be proactive as a writer and what authors might learn from famous discoverers. Nine ways to be an adventurous...

Sep 8, 2021

How Göbekli Tepe gives us clues about how civilization begins. Are you brave enough to set your fantasy in 10,000 BC? Also, how to explore your para-other: three ways to change your regular line of thinking and become more creative.

Sep 1, 2021

The English fairy-tale landscape and how it inspires myth and magic. News about King Arthur's Stone. And why should you try to be an irresponsible artist — goof things up a little! Think like a monkey!

Aug 25, 2021

This week: understanding creative brain activity. Also, what we learn from J. R. R. Tolkien about writing epic fantasy, And the mysterious magic of the corn doll (also known as the corn mother)