This article follows on from the article “Have You Mastered The First Law Of Magic?” Sanderson’s Second Law Of Magic “Limitations > Powers” Brandon Sanderson, 2011 Essentially this law is saying that adding limitations to your magic system are what will make it both interesting and memorable in your readers mind. They force your characters […]
Welcome my dear Witches, Wizards, Warlocks and all you other magic folk sat in the rafters. Today’s lesson is the most fundamental lesson you need in order to use magic in your story world. Sanderson’s First Law Of Magic “An author’s ability to solve conflict with magic is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to how well the reader […]
I had written an article about magic to go out this week however when Jeno told me about this online course from NASA and The Arizona State University I quickly swapped the publishing calendar as it’s too good to miss. What is The Habitable Worlds Project? It’s an online course run by the Arizona State […]
The World Builders Guild has opened up a “Writers Corner” on DeviantART and so I’m inviting you to submit articles about your own world to this new gallery. If you’re a novelist or story writer then this is not the place for your stories. However, we’d love to learn more about the world behind your […]
The role of a great world builder is to create an environment that encourages conflict, because conflict is essential to a great story. Though conflict doesn’t have to mean violence. If you build a world that achieves this then you will never run out of stories that want to be told. Games Workship do a […]
Step 1: Typography Typography is the art of making text look pretty on your map. For this part of the tutorial you will need to make sure the character menu is visible.