Magic Limitations

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Fantasy world building. The possible considerations are infinite. Choices must be made. Some loom large and have great implications. Some are easy and require minimal thought. For instance, most authors leave the natural world largely intact and water means oceans, seas, lakes, streams, and liquid for making tea (if there’s tea). Humans? If yes, then there’s one group that comes predesigned.

See? Millions of decisions that often aren’t decisions at all.

One big choice, the big beast in the fantasy kitchen, if you will, is magic. Some writers sprinkle it in with a shaker while others use a bucket. Some explain it more than others (explain only as needed…no info dumps!), but what’s vital is maintaining consistency and having limitations.

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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