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Middle Earth has a curious habit of producing heroes from the most unlikely of sources: the Shire. A home for the homebody. Comforting to the comfort-loving. Yet two of the land's great heroes were born therein, uncle and nehpew, Bilbo and Frodo Ba[Read this blog post]
Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27th, 2015, at the age of 83. He was William Bell in the TV series Fringe, and appeared in Mission Impossible (TV version), Get Smart, and even an episode of The Twilight Zone (for those born post 1990, it was [Read this blog post]
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What is worldbuilding?
The term gets thrown around a lot when talking about science fiction and fantasy. People use it to talk about magic systems, geography, cultures, and races. But what it real[Read this blog post]
What's the best fantasy story ever? The Odyssey? Alice in Wonderland? The Lord of the Rings? A Game of Thrones? Odds are, as good as those are, the best is yet to come.
It's an easy trap to fall into. Certain time-honored tales or the latest bes[Read this blog post]
Not every hero has a villain. A hero can battle faceless foes, the environment, or even his own inner demons, but if you want to write about heroic deeds you may find yourself looking for a villain to pit against your hero. A villain is a complement [Read this blog post]