The last few weeks, I‘ve been working on a tv series with badass witches and cool magic.
It‘s been soooo much fun, but also a challenge. Because writing about fantasy and magic means that you need to do a lot of world building.
But I mean that’s why we’re storytellers and writers, right? We love to do this kind of crap. I mean, it’s like playing God … who wouldn’t want that? ^^ Said the witch who doesn’t believe in a God.
Ok, let’s not talk about someone’s beliefs and religion right now. There’s way more important and interesting stuff.
Back to …
First of all, I didn’t know that there are different magic systems. #mindblow
I also didn’t know that Brandon Sanderson, the great fantasy author, coined magic systems in “soft” and “hard”. Isn’t that interesting?
He also developed magic laws that help you create your own magic. Super helpful! If you want to check that out, just take a look at his website:
Well, you sure can find a lot of information about creating your own magic system in the World Wide Web. I watched a few video essays and read some articles. It’s also good to watch a tv show or movie that uses the kind of magic that you want to have and try to analyse it.
You can spend hours researching, believe me. But to give you a little shortcut, I decided to give you just a few quick tips for writing magic.
Ok, well, it’s more like:
Three important questions you need to answer:
- What kind of tone or magic system you want to have?
- How do you solve conflict in your story and how important is magic in this process?
- Are there any consequences or costs?
If you’re still like “Huh?” because I kinda didn’t say a lot about the whole magic stuff, then you can read all about it in detail here:
Happy writing and have fun creating some magic,