Good intent won't erase the harm of baking bigotry into your worldbuilding.
Where does the magic of a podcast come from?
If you’re out of spellbooks and fancy crystals, try praying to some powerful wizards.
Keep it secret, keep it safe.
Arbitrary magic systems can work, but they have some liabilities.
Despite a novel and diverse setting, Earthsea suffers from sexism and a lack of planning.
The characters’ powers are all over the place, and it damages the story.
With a snap of our fingers and an abracadabra, we summon this podcast to appear, as if by a system of magic.
When heroes can easily solve every problem with magic, your story is boring.
I could tell you what this podcast is about, but how would you know if I was telling the truth?
Whenever we create a magic system, we have to choose how it ends up in the hands of our characters.
How to keep your folkloric magic system mysterious without making it feel random.
If you make all of your spells fit together, you'll need less foreshadowing.
How to put dampers on your fancy inventions and physics-bending word powers.
How to pin down your world's reality-bending spells.