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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.

Jun 30, 2021

Fantasy author Birdy Rivers lives with two baby dragons (listen to the podcast to find out more!!) Birdy offers some helpful advice on world-building and suggests the best way to modernize a classic fairy...

Jun 23, 2021

This week the show is about the great problem of magic — it cannot heal nature. Magic has limits. But I think I found a solution...

Jun 16, 2021

How big was Gollum? How we can learn from Tolkien's ability to create monsters? Also, this is Litha's time. And what is a...

Jun 9, 2021

How to install a 4-part scare plan into your novel to make the story really terrifying! Plus, how to make your book pleasurable to read: Here's a helpful list of joyfulation ingredients

Jun 2, 2021

What is reality? Can we transcend reality?