Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

The Hidden Fortress Akira Kurosawa artwork @neilmach

On Episode 94 (11th August 2021) my guest on Myth & Magic the Fantasy Author’s Podcast is a bona fide film director… “Fantasy movies, horror movies, and sci-fi movies (genre movies) are at the forefront of giving us dreams we never had before…” Ali Kamseh Generation Z film director ALI KHAMSEH is a self-confessed movie …

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Nike, Goddess of Victory by violscraper on DeviantArt

The 2020 Olympic medal designed by Junichi Kawanishi reflects the concept that, to win glory, athletes must fight for daily victory. But who is the angel on the reverse?

miles tritle nm

On Episode 93 of the Myth & Magic Show (which aired on August 4, 2021) I discuss the next generation of horror with author, podcast producer, and communications specialist: MilesTritle. We also discuss what makes a story terrifying and examine the essential ingredients of horror. Miles, a busy dad and husband, tells his short scary …

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Krista Wallace

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

Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling talks about lazy fantasies and writing a chapter a day to complete a book in a month…

Nina Munteanu

NINA MUNTEANU talks about narrative responsibility and writing in the Anthropocene era…

Sophy Layzell

Learn more about Sophy and her journey into writing + how she balances so many skills & undertakings while at the same time finding (precious) time to write…

Fantasy Author Birdy Rivers

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

Pleasure in Reading

As a fantasy author you’ll want to deliver your readers lots of amusement & satisfaction. But what makes a book a pleasure to read? What makes a story pleasurable? Add a few of these ingredients and you are sure to delight your audience: “Get the reader to make emotional connections with your characters…” Encourage reader …

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ten folkloric monsters

Are you looking for unusual monsters and less frequently referenced mythological beasts? Check out this list of weirder, rarer, and singularly uncommon creatures for your next fantasy inspiration. 1: Almaz The Almaz (above) are evil creatures of the forest with magical powers. The Almaz female is very beautiful with large breasts and golden hair, and …

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