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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.

Jan 26, 2022

What's in a name? How to name a protagonist. Here are 7 ways to create an appropriate and memorable name for your principal...

Jan 19, 2022

My guest on the show is an author who has written half a million words! He is writing an organic epic… but what is an organic epic? Vance Neudorf is an award-winning author and podcaster, and creator of a 3-volume series of fantasy / science fiction audiobooks for young adults titled the Cor Series. Why is he writing...

Jan 12, 2022

This week I'm chatting with published author Melissa Sercia, who delivers racy and hot paranormal fantasies! We talked about writing a gripping romance, living in an urban fantasy world, and her popular Immortal Billionaire series...

Jan 5, 2022

Who put the elf into Twelfth Night? Why is today so magical? Plus, what is the difference between propensity and plasticity in a character?