Fantasy Writing Tips & Discussion

History for Fantasy Writers: Cowboys of Europe

In the south of France, around the mouths of the Rhône River, lies a region known as the Camargue. It is a land of marshes and reeds and waterfowl. Vast quantities of salt are produced in its wide salt pans, salt with a distinctive pink hue. And there are cowboys. Les Gardiens The cattle are … Read more

Fantasy Unlocked: How to Get Teens Started with Writing Fantasy

This article is by Alex Baker. Fantasy is a genre that has always resonated with teenagers. Whether it’s imagining themselves exploring the halls of Hogwarts in the pages of Harry Potter, or deciphering the alethiometer in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, for many teens fantasy is a chance to immerse themselves in a universe … Read more

Weaving a Romantic Thread

This article is by by B.K. Bass, and is presented by Worldbuilding Magazine. We’ve all been there: the butterflies hit our stomach, although that’s too kind a term, as it feels more like a pack of angry badgers scratching to get out. Our heart thumps like the drums of an orcish warband. Sweat breaks out … Read more

From First Word to Last, Part 2: Endings

This is Part 2 in this series.  Part 1 addressed how to write beginnings. If beginnings are important, endings are doubly so. From the first line of a story each word, each scene is driving the reader toward an eventual specific point. Predetermined, concrete, the ending is in place before the reader even knows the … Read more

Game of Thrones: An Unfair Maligning

The Internet Hath Spoken Among the many things that I’ll miss about Game of Thrones are the memes.  They were often funny and insightful, even when I didn’t agree with their point of view.  When the last season came to a close, the memes pretty consistently expressed disappointment.  Honestly, this was to be expected, as … Read more

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