Neil Mach — Fantasyland Commentator & Fantology Advisor
Neil Mach is an industrious author and efficient podcaster.
A respected commentator on superstition and fantasy literature, he blogs about folk legends, superstition, insight, and how real-world issues overlap into narratives set within imaginary universes.
Neil is the creator of the fantasy author’s guidebook “So You Want to Write Fantasy?” and the host of the Myth & Magic show. He seeks to unite philosophical thought with artistic vision as he discusses alternative worlds and fantasy subjects. He specializes in notions of belief-building, the curse of exoticism, creating monsters, the value of sacrifice, paracosms, and the weirdness of liminality. He concentrates most attention on the point where fantasy begins and reality ends.
Neil takes a practical approach to the discipline of fantasy world formation and clarifies how, where and why our visions & daydreams develop and why they’re essential for our well-being, wholeness and happiness.
The English novelist has gained widespread recognition for his strong female characters and for writing compelling stories that revolve around the themes of loyalty and duty. Neil has won National Novel Writing Month several times.
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- What are wishes? Are wishes dangerous?
- Where do you start a story? Story Exposition explained
- Interview with Bibi Berki — Myth & Magic Fantasy Author’s Podcast
- What is fiction?
- What is human chauvinism? Will we survive as a species if we don’t snap out of it?