Category: Musings & Ruminations

What’s the Point of a Magic Sword?

What’s the Point of a Magic Sword?

Answer – The end you stick them with…. From Sting to Stormbringer, Gram to the Sword of Gryffindor, magical swords have always played a part in Fantasy stories and myths. Darkness Rising is no different as Bex of Samak is the keeper of Caladmorr, one of the five Weirdswords, blades forged millenia ago by a …

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World-building Maingard

World-building Maingard

A look at creating the world of Maingard All authors need to breathe life into their characters, build the narrative and piece together the plot into (hopefully) something coherent and exciting. At some point though, that author needs to world build to some extent. Some elements of the world will already be built, a contemporary …

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The 13 Treasures of Britain

The 13 Treasures of Britain

(Reprinted from theelvenscroll – originally from May 2020) The Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain are a very interesting set of magical items written down in late medieval Welsh literature. Interesting, in that only one is a weapon, whilst the others have a diverse range of abilities, most of which, would come in very …

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Scrub up for surgery!

Scrub up for surgery!

The Demons Within is in the submissions stage which, to a new writer, seems to be a long, labourious process. A process for someone with some patience. So far I have sent about a dozen but it can take up to six months for agents to come back to you. But over the weekend I …

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Greetings!

Greetings!

A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was introduced to a whole universe of magical worlds, the creation of countless authors and scribes throughout the years. After wasted years of pondering and procrastinating, I am aiming to join them. Chained to my writing desk in my scriptorium, I am nearing the …

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