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from Mythcreants

Know How Your Magic Works

Know How Your Magic Works - Magic is a cornerstone of fantasy. A good place to start when creating a magic system is to ask yourself some questions about how the magic works. Knowing the answers to the following questions is integral to building a cohesive world... Art by Spiritgrove

from io9

12 Questions to Ask Yourself About the System of Magic in Your Fantasy Novel

12 Questions to Ask Yourself About the System of Magic in Your Fantasy Novel. Rules to help you make sure your magical world has limits so you don't go outside them to fit into your plot. Re: OUaT. Love the show but it's got gapping holes.

Gravity, time, the aging process- how do natural laws affect your fantasy world? And can you create new laws for your world? (Yes!)

Four ways to measure in fantasy. World building. How much? How far? How Heavy? How long? You’ve taken your readers into a brand new world, painted landscapes and cities with your prose, and devised a plot filled with magics and creatures. And then you try to describe someone, and you tell the reader that are 1.8m tall. (cue screeching brakes sound effect) A …