Have you recently read a book where an orphan becomes the chosen one and saves the world? How about one where two characters fall in love with the same person and that person has to choose who to be with? Yes? Well, welcome to tropes. A trope, as defined in the literature, is a 'convention or device that establishes a predictable or stereotypical representation of a character, setting, or scenario in a creative work.'

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Welcome back. So far we have journeyed through the joys of world-building and plotting and continued with the creation of magic systems. Today, I will discuss one of my favorite…

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You are well on your way to writing your epic fantasy and your world-building is going as smooth as any author could dream. You have now reached the point where…

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It is true, there is a lot that needs to be considered when writing a fantasy. From plot to characterization to magic systems, the list seems never-ending.I find, however, that…

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