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  1. SkaldAndRaven

    Underrated and Inspiring Folklore and Mythologies

    As is obvious, a great deal of modern fantasy takes heavy inspiration from mythologies and stories from around the world. Nearly all of us know the big ones like Norse, Celtic, Greek, and Egyptian mythologies. These hardly scratch the surface though. There are so many different faiths, stories...
  2. BearBear

    How do you ride the line between inspiration and intimidation?

    When reading or watching an especially well done production, it can be inspirational to my own work. However, it can also make my own work seem trite and childish or ameture. Does this happen to you? Any specific examples and how you overcame them?
  3. BearBear

    The Way of the Bear

    "The world and its people around you are a symptom not a cause of your woes and your joys." - The way of the Bear: Finality Revelations
  4. Alexandrea

    Does anyone else daydream?

    These have been the main inspiration for my writing. When I was a kid I was a maladaptive daydreamer, which has lessened since I became an adult and my life became more stable. But these intense daydreams are the inspiration of my works. I was wondering if anyone else has done this?
  5. Cool-Beans

    Anti Semitism & pro semitism in literature

    Hi guys. Towards the end of the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ there is a piece of dialogue between the kids and one of the adults saying that the Jewish people have only helped advance any society / culture they’ve been a part of. Although when I was reading this entry in the novel it almost...
  6. Futhark

    Fantasy Art that inspires my W.I.P. (Note - not my art)

    This is some art that I found that really exemplifies what I am going for with my Main Character. 小山_Shaun的照片 - 微相册@引川流采集到D 角色画板(2565图)_花瓣游戏 - sekigan
  7. ChaoticanWriter: Articles about Writing

    ChaoticanWriter: Articles about Writing

    Here is a collection of some of the articles that I have written for my site, ChaoticanWriter. All pieces herein are prepared with the intent of providing tips, wisdom, and entertainment for the writing community as a whole. If you want to read more, feel free to visit at...
  8. d20kaiju

    What Monsters Would You Like to See More in Stories?

    I’m drafting a fantasy story from the perspective of the monsters and while I’m brain storming I thought I’d reach out to my fellow fantasy writers and see what monsters interest y’all the most? Are there any particular creatures you’d like to see more in books? Anything with an old favorite...
  9. robinlxs

    How many people had pieces inspired by a dream?

    I’ll share my story. In 2005, I had a recurring dream about a feral little boy hiding in the trees of a forest. He hung around in my head for a couple of weeks, and didn’t climb down until a little girl appeared, and he followed her around like a love struck puppy. This dream inspired a short...
  10. Ruru

    Free Writing - Do you do it?

    I've undertaken a creative writing course. Its the first one I've ever done, and I'm loving it, but that's an aside. It has introduced me to Free Writing. I'd heard of it as a concept before, but never actually tried it out. I've discovered that, for me, its a really powerful tool. It doesn't...
  11. Christopher Herrin


    Hello everyone! My name is Christopher Herrin, though I can go by Chris if you wish. I have come to write due to being raised on fantasy. My mom would read Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Disk World, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Inheritance Cycle, and others to me before I went to bed...