On Writing: soft magic systems in fantasy [ Tolkien l Game of Thrones l Harry Potter ]

On Writing: soft magic systems in fantasy [ Tolkien l Game of Thrones l Harry Potter ]

Hey subfuries! Have you ever read a story where the characters are going about their questy-business when they find themselves in a mysterious place steeped in ancient magic and there are mysterious wizards who do sparkling mysterious magic things and the magic is… …never explained? Well chances are that you’re reading a story with a […]

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On Writing: hard magic systems in fantasy [ Avatar l Fullmetal Alchemist l Mistborn ]

On Writing: hard magic systems in fantasy [ Avatar l Fullmetal Alchemist l Mistborn ]

Hey Subfuries. Fantasy stories are known for a lot of things: vague, often contrived prophecies; gallant, amazingly gifted chosen one heroes with no parents, because they’re inconvenient for the plot; and lots and lots of mythical races. But arguably, the thing that really sets fantasy apart from other genres is magic: its role in the […]

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