Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

Apeiron

He came across a way of attributing breadth & height to the things we least understand but most admire. Using Apeiron, we can attribute broadness & stature to the “thoughts behind” the things we can’t see…

Author Jean Lee

Wisconsin resident Jean Lee, author of the young adult novel series “Fallen Princeborn” is a busy mum, so how does she find time to write? In this interesting interview she describes her writing processes and discusses how to stay energized and supercharged as 21st century creative. She also talks about magical portals! “Fallen Princeborn: Stolen” …

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Krista Wallace

Useful tips on audiobook narration + helpful advice on choreographing sword fighting scenes with author Krista Wallace…

Fantasy Author Birdy Rivers

Birdy offers helpful advice on world-building and suggests the best ways to modernize a classic fairy tale…

Windflowers 1903 John William Waterhouse

When I was a young kid, growing up in poor, post-war South London on the edges of the County of Surrey, each April we rehearsed MAY POLE DANCING. (If you wish, you can read all about my 1950s exploits in South London in the novel “The Sisterationship: A Charlatan’s Story” — a suburban folk-tale about …

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Useful alpha list of scientific words for magical abilities

Agathodemoning – asking good spirits to do our magical bidding Alchemy – changing the fundamental substance of elements (or matter) Angelspeak  – communicating with lesser deities and messengers (angels) Apotropaism & countercharms – defense against demons, ghosts, and evil sorcerers using magic Apportation or bilocation (psychic ability to be in two places or more at …

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Senses

Here’s how to “think up” new exotic senses for your fantasy characters…

Ghost In The Mirror

Mirrors are portals to other dimensions … let’s start with that thought before studying liminality, pareidolia, and the art of scrying —

a spurious eurocentric medieval age

Once upon a time… Three jaded words that should upset any fantasy author worth her salt… It implies that the writer is fixing the events of a story in an imperfect & illusory moment in history. A time that is indefinable but, in some unspecified way, oddly familiar to us. If you were a gambler, …

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Be Like Bosch

Surrealism, with its emphasis on spontaneous, automatic, or subconscious creation, has always been the best place to find the most terrifying yet believable monsters… here are 5 techniques to help you create surreal monsters —