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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 31, 2021

Useful tips on audiobook narration + helpful advice on choreographing sword fighting scenes with Krista Wallace. Krista is an actor & vocalist (from Coquitlam, British Columbia) — and a successful author & storyteller. She narrates all her own work. More recently, she became an avid podcaster. Check out...

Mar 24, 2021

How to create unique exotic senses for your fantasy characters. Plus, the supernaturalism of ceramics... what are demon bowls?

Mar 17, 2021

Give your project a Nowruz spring-clean shake up! Six ways to revive a novel. Also, do your characters eat fear? How to use the hormonal cascade to convey a real sense of fear in characters. Also, discover genomic storytelling. Plus, how the syntony of recital will help give your...

Mar 10, 2021

What is the fluxus and how can authors use the principles of fluxus to revitalize their writing? Four tips to help you breathe new life into your project. Also, what is the dark triad and how can it help you write compelling megalomaniacs. Use the triad to describe truly cogent & utterly reprehensible evildoers!

Mar 3, 2021

What makes a good quest? What is transelemence? Can ghosts be seen in mirrors? Do mirrors act as portals to other dimensions? The definition of scyring. Also, tips on collecting magical items during heroic quests.