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Helping all kinds of storytellers craft and repair magic systems

Magic is anything enabling actions or effects beyond our current capability or understanding.

C.R. RowensonThe Magic System Blueprint

A magic system is the set of facts and principles that frame the magic and make it understandable to the audience and user.

C.R. RowensonThe Magic System Blueprint

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. ClarkeClarke’s Third Law

Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science.

Girl GeniusAgatha’s Law

Magic's just science that we don't understand yet.

Arthur C. Clarke

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Maybe you’ve never been one for magic, but it might be the missing spice your story needs to reach true greatness. Or perhaps you’ve been working on your magic for years and can’t get the pieces to fit together just right. It’s also possible you’ve got a brand new system squirming around inside you and trying to burst from your chest like a stage-two Xenomorph. How will you ever survive this process?! Relax. You’ve come to the right place!


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Trouble with your magic, characters, or time management? Does something with your writing feel off or harder than it should be?


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The Magic System Blueprint, by C. R. Rowenson, is a simple yet powerful magic-building tool that allows authors to quickly map out their magic system and understand its place in a world and a story. This innovative blueprint will enable authors of every experience level and background to better understand and improve their magic systems.

Meet C. R. Rowenson

You can call him Clark, Overlord, or any suitably colorful profanity you can think of. He’s an author, chemist, engineer and expert in building magic systems. His number one goal is to help authors like you craft and repair your own marvelous magic systems for your fiction.

C.R. Rowenson is a genius when it comes to magic systems, pure and simple. His method of tackling magic systems from the creation spark to the nitty-gritty details is cohesive and understandable even for the most neophyte of writers and other creators.

Katie MacAlisterNew York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and Der Speigel Bestselling, Award-Winning Author

I’m a new Sci-Fi author working on my first novel, and to no surprise my rough draft had a lot of room for improvement. Clark's constructive criticism and commentary on what worked and what needed improvement helped turn my rough draft into a promising story. I one-hundred-percent recommend Clark for any writer looking into making Sci-Fi literature, you won’t regret it!

Marco Bracciale Aspiring AuthorAspiring Author

Clark has strong skills in development edits, world-building and magic systems. He is well versed in the fantasy and sci-fi genres but has feedback and insights that could cross into any fiction genre. I’ve found his insights to be well thought out, actionable, and transformative. He also has strong communication skills and dependability. Highly recommend.

A.R. TorreNew York Times Bestselling Author

Clark ranked top of all presenters for PPWC 2021, receiving such glowing reviews from attendees that we immediately invited him back to teach in 2022. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, and his clear, organized, approachable teaching style makes complicated material easy to understand. I have worked with hundreds of writing instructors, and Clark is one of the best I’ve seen. He easily earns my highest recommendation, and I personally plan to take every class he teaches!

Chris MandevilleAuthor, Pikes Peak Writers Staff Member and PPWC Organizers

Clark is an invaluable resource. Not only is he an expert in building magic systems, as a developmental editor, he also has a deep understanding of how they work within the context of story. His recommendations and insights during our meetings spurred my own brainstorming in directions that I wouldn’t have thought of, and ultimately helped make my work much stronger. I highly recommend Clark to anyone looking for help developing their own magic system for their creative work.

Lyn SouthUrban Fantasy Author