The Process for World Building When Writing Fantasy Novels - podcast

To get the creative juices flowing, fantasy author Matthew Ballard recommends that writers start by brainstorming and then evaluating their various world building ideas to ensure consistency with the overall theme that has been determined. He then recommends outlining the essential plot lines and scenes to look for holes or inconsistencies. One of the key world building elements that must be planned carefully in fantasy novels is magic. Magic, he says, is a very powerful element that must be applied...
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