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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.

Apr 29, 2020

What is an æsc? What is a maeven? Also, what makes a peasant? How should you describe the peasantry (serfs and villeins) that are found in your fantasy fiction villages?

Apr 22, 2020

Who was Hippocrates and what did he believe in? What are paranormal beliefs and how would you use them in your fantasy fiction? And the definition of a dragon.

Apr 15, 2020

Where does the word Easter come from? Who was Ēostre? What exactly is a King? What is genius loci and how would you use it to create atmosphere in your fantasy fiction? Wildflower of the week: Violet

Apr 8, 2020

What is epic? What are the ingredients that make fiction epic?  Tips on how to write your own epic. Also, advice on creating chimaera and my own list of fabulous creatures for my bestiary. Plus in this show, anchorites & anchorholds. The wildflower of the week: bluebell

Apr 1, 2020

The definition of wonder and how to use the emotion in your fantasy fiction. Also, tips on how to use the wonder-equation to provide a truly wonderful reading experience for your audience. Plus: Create a robust & credible magic system for your fictional project. Wild flower of the...