As I am starting to create a folder of notes for my fantasy world, I have hit an odd point in my Magic system. I have the source of the power, and how mortals can use it, but I don't actually know how they can, dare I say, physically use it. Can/does magic turn into physical matter? Note: my Magic is the arcane/fireball type, with some subtle variations thrown in.
It's an odd question, considering magic isn't real, but I'm trying to make it feel real when it's being read in the story. How would you think magic would be experienced if you could actually conjure the power for it? How would it feel? How would you create it?
Confused? Let me ask this question: How do your mages, magicians, wizards, and sorcerors actually conjure magic? Perhaps I am thinking too hard on the subject, but how do your magic users actually spit out the magic? What does the caster do that triggers it to form or take place?
Edit: now that I've thought about it a bit more, does this verge on Science Fiction? Trying to indefinitely explain the impossible, I think, leads into that genre. It's like how Star Wars tried defining the Force by introducing the concept of minichlorians.