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Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Myth and Magic Neil Mach

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

    Discovery

    Discovery

    What is the infinite transition process? How does it affect authorship (and the reality of a writer?) Also, what authors can learn from famous discoverers. And nine ways to be an adventurous writer

    • 24 min
    Göbekli Tepe

    Göbekli Tepe

    How Göbekli Tepe gives us clues about how civilization begins. Are you brave enough to set your fantasy in 10,000 BC? Also, how to explore your para-other: three ways to change your regular line of thinking and become more creative.

    • 24 min
    Arthur's Stone

    Arthur's Stone

    The English fairy-tale landscape and how it inspires myth and magic. News about King Arthur's Stone. And why should you try to be an irresponsible artist — goof things up a little! Think like a monkey!

    • 20 min
    What we learn from Tolkien

    What we learn from Tolkien

    This week: understanding creative brain activity. Also, what we learn from J. R. R. Tolkien about writing epic fantasy, And the mysterious magic of the corn doll (also known as the corn mother)

    • 16 min
    Who is your Inner Writer?

    Who is your Inner Writer?

    Time to find the inner writer: where is your why? How do you fit into the creative puzzle we call authorship? Here's a little quiz to help you find a reason to write! Eight simple questions to find the human who sits behind the words...

    • 15 min
    Interview with Ali Khamseh

    Interview with Ali Khamseh

    What makes a dynamic sliver-screen character? Why do fantasy movies lead to the biggest breakthroughs in movie history? And, how can an author write a fantasy for the cinema? All these views, and more, discussed with film director Ali Kamseh

    • 34 min

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Good fun

Good fun and very thought provoking chat. Thank you Neil for the interesting questions :)

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