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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.

Feb 24, 2021

Manage your expectations as an author; What do you want from an authoring life? Where are you in the antholoxia? Are you the struggler? The dabbler? The disorientated?  Here's how to get the best out of...

Feb 17, 2021

Is this dystopia right now? Are we living through a dystopian period? Here's a list of the essentials of dystopia. Also, where is your when? In what (historical) period should you set your fantasy? And, what is a Ceffyl...

Feb 10, 2021

Who was the real Valentine? What do wolves have to do with Valentine's Day?  What are Februa? And, what is the essential ingredient of fantasy? Poppins Paradox...

Feb 3, 2021

How insanely inventive can your monsters be? Be like Bosch in your monster creation and think surreal. Also, what is the curse of exoticism? How can you make your fantasy cogent & relevant without resorting to exoticism?