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Exploring Religion vs. Science in Fantasy

In fiction, readers are often presented with a duality. Fact vs. fiction. Life vs. death. Nature vs nurture. The role of the duality is very common in the real world, though, and as humans, we like to categorize things in a neat fashion. The battle between dualities (like religion vs. science) are great fodder for fiction writers. Read more

The Role of Magic in Speculative Fiction Worlds

Are you familiar with the theory that there are only 7 basic plots and every story can be connected back to one of those basic premises? As I’ve been world building for my new project, I’ve been wondering if the same thing could be said about fantasy stories and the place that magic occupies within those stories.  Read more