I’ve got lots of ideas and I have the bones of a story. What I need to know is which type of magic system I need to build… and I suppose you already know the answer because of the post title… Maybe I could have planned that better.
How to Make Building Magic Easy with Subject Matter Expertise Even with everything we’ve discussed in the 4 Stages of Building Marvelous Magic, building a new system is always a bit daunting. Experience helps. It helps a lot. But that sense of dread and overwhelm doesn’t ever go away completely… at least it never has for me. Fortunately, there are still a couple of things you can do to make
Building a Marvelous Magic System is just like any other part of writing fiction: Done correctly, it makes the world come alive, ignites the reader’s imagination, and is completely unique. Done poorly or carelessly, magic can cause more harm than good. This is true for most elements of a story, but magic is different in one important way. There isn’t much guidance on how to do it well. At least,
WellHiThere! How are things on the magic front? Any problems trimming your magic system? If I had to guess, I would say… “Hard,” and “Yes.” But let’s be honest, it’s always hard developing something of quality. At least that’s what I tell myself ever night I cry myself to sleep over the corpses of dead stories and half-written blog posts. Anyhow, last time we talked about magic I did my very
Yes! Here’s Seven-ish Reasons Why Hookay, so, here’s the world and here’s you. The long process of building and planning a magic system has begun, and it’s going to change the aforementioned world. You’ve already been working hard to brainstorm the very coolest bits of imagination you can harvest from your overtaxed brain-space. The ideas have finally started flowing and the pages runneth over with details about the magic, the world, and