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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.

Mar 25, 2020

The imagery of feathers. What is sorcery (maleficium) and how should you use it in your fantasy and fiction project? What is an existential crisis? New science about vampires. Wild flower: Primrose

Mar 18, 2020

Everything you need to know about using swords & swordplay in your fantasy fiction project.  Also, how to use a talisman in your story. Plus, how many St Patrick's were there? What was he like? Who or what was Lorelei? What is Betony?

Mar 11, 2020

The definition of magic: What is sympathetic magic? What is ceremonial magic? Wildflower of the week: the enchanting Daffodil

Mar 4, 2020

In this show I provide indispensable advice for all fantasy fiction writers. I'm worried that some of you might have lost contact with the transmundane.  So, l provide the definition of magical & give useful tips that will help you conjure-up bewonderment before your  next fantasy project. Also, in this show, find out...