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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 23, 2022

An interview with tech founder Tanya Gough, who created the StoryBilder writing program. With a background in fantasy writing, Tanya takes a unique approach to teaching authorship and wanted to create a tool that would help writers with the theory & practice of writing as she aspires to provide a functional...

Feb 17, 2022

What is hard fantasy? What is the so-called “Great Eagle Problem” that readers sometimes encounter in fantasy narratives?  What does eucatastrophe mean? Also, why do some people resent artists and creatives? What bothers them about...

Feb 10, 2022

How to get over a writing jam. Eight ways to overcome stagnation. What happens when momentum stops? Here's how to complete a...

Feb 1, 2022

Today I discuss the healing magic and mythical wisdom of trees; and why you should describe their superpowers in your fantasy fiction