Fantasy Writing Tips & Discussion

How Much Do Endings Matter?

Recently a feud of sorts has developed between George R.R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones, and Damon Lindelof, the mastermind behind Lost. When Martin was asked if he felt nervous about ending his series, he answered that he feared “pulling a Lost.” When Lindelof learned of this interview, he lashed out on Twitter, … Read more

Why Write a Fantasy Novel?

This is a question I’ve thrown around in my mind like a ping-pong ball ever since I was old enough to understand what fantasy actually is (the literary genre, that is – I doubt anyone under the age of twelve needs any lectures on the power of the imagination and the hours of fun that … Read more

5 Tips for Inspiration

This article is by Laura Jorgensen. What is the impetus that gets a writer writing? Why do people even start writing? And after they’ve decided to make that plunge, how do they keep coming up with new ideas? For me, I love stories. I studied English Literature in college so that I would be able … Read more

Game of Thrones – The First 100 Pages

Since Mythic Scribes is going to be live tweeting during each episode of Game of Thrones, starting on April 17th at 9:00pm, I decided that I would read the book.  At first, it was slow going.  In fact, I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t keep my interest.  After all, how can I tweet … Read more

Balance – at Least 80% of the Time

This article is by Sean Keefer, author of The Trust. I’m really happy I can say my first book, The Trust, is done.  People can buy it and hopefully some are even reading it. So now it is on to book two. Well, at least when I can find time to write. There are authors … Read more

Dragon Age 2: The Rise to Power Review

This review is by Megan Kayne. The lights were dim. Chinese food had arrived. Friends had been told that unless there was an emergency of epic proportion to not bother calling me for the next week. Dragon Age 2: The Rise to Power had come out and I fully intended to dedicate my time to … Read more

Is Outlining for Hacks?

When I first began writing I would sit in front of the computer for hours, staring at a blank screen.  I hoped that inspiration would strike, but usually it didn’t.  So I would force myself to type something, praying that it would turn out to be half-decent.  Back then writing was a long, tortuous process. … Read more

The Lost Finale: What Went Wrong?

On May 23, 2010 one of my favorite television shows ended its six year run.  For me, the airing of Lost’s finale was something akin to a religious experience.  I had spent countless hours debating theories with friends and coworkers.  I was emotionally invested in the characters.  So when the finale began, I was filled … Read more

Beauty in Simplicity

What does fantasy writing have in common with the culinary arts? One of my guilty pleasures is watching BBC’s Kitchen Nightmares with host Gordon Ramsey.  In each episode Chef Ramsey visits a restaurant on the brink of ruin, and attempts to salvage it.  In most cases the restaurant features a chef who is highly trained … Read more

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