Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

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 —

Is magic impossible? How can an author make magic more believable?

Why do some readers hate magic so much? What can we do, as fantasy authors, to offset or reduce these reader aversions?

What may appear to be a puzzling supernatural experience or manifestation to a witness may have a completely scientific explanation. Here are five rational explanations for “paranormal” encounters and how to deal with them…

Five ways to over-deliver in your next novel

If you work on the facets of character, outline a mystery element, give your players positive & negative traits and treat them as valuable artists, you will create kinetic potential for your novel and your audience will identify with the story as it unfolds —

how to use previz in your novel

It was a dark and stormy night… A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies… We are all used to launching a story where the “seeds of imagination” become planted in the mind of an audience and ground rules are introduced at the …

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If you don’t allow your passion to develop, you will never become the entire self you want to be. You will never attain the complete youness of you. Here are some tips for writing with passion…

Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kit-bag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there’s weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables …

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