Fantasy has a fascinating array of alternative words for wand. Interestingly, many of the words are used in different way to their dictionary definitions and I've found it hard to find much information. So I put together my own list of definitions I've learned from years of reading fantasy and mythology. There aren't as many … Continue reading Alternative Words for Wand
If you write much fantasy, you know the feeling of trying to come up with terms for your magicians, mages or witches. I put together this resource ages ago for my personal reference. I was just sick of using mage. Sometimes it doesn't fit the feel you're going for, and sometimes you just want to … Continue reading 60 Alternative Words For Mage and Magician
I love magic, which you may or may not have picked up on by now. Magic systems are fascinating, and I've talked about how to make them awesome. But your mages need somewhere to live too! The classic aesthetic when you think of mages is towers. From Hogwarts to Saruman, they just go hand in … Continue reading Writing a Mage’s Tower
When discussing fantasy writing, Hard Magic and Soft Magic are key words many of us know. But perhaps we need one more - Medium.
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