Making Better Magic Systems, Lesson 1

making better magic systems lesson 1

The most popular books and movies of all time all have one thing in common: They transport audiences better than other books and movies in their genre. Usually, as in films like Avatar or books like Lord of the Rings or Dune, the tale transports you into another time and place. But the tale also transports its audience emotionally. In short, whatever emotion […]

Taking it Slow

A couple of years ago, I read that over a quarter of a million people participate in NaNoWriMo each year, yet it seems to me that the program has a questionable record. How many good novels come out of it? The answer I think is, “Far fewer than there should be.” Don’t get me wrong. […]

The 2015 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle

by Kevin J. Anderson National Novel Writing Month is coming up! November, when the air turns colder, winter looms, time to stay inside and write a novel. After all, you’ve got the whole month. Last year, over 300,000 official participants joined in the fun (and work). I’m a prolific writer myself and for me it’s […]