Lets write a samurai or ronin character in a fantasy setting

Let’s Write a Samurai in Fantasy Stories

Writing a samurai or ronin character in fantasy stories takes the legendary figures of real-world Japanese history and placing them against a magical world.  They are defined by their skill with the blade and the discipline it takes to get that skill.  The warrior is …

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Guide to writing a necromancer character

Guide to Writing a Necromancer Character

Writing a necromancer character can vary depending on the culture, aesthetic, or character journey you are trying to develope.  Naturally, they make terrifying villains with the ability to summon undead hordes.  However, the archetype has a vast history of heroes and villains intertwined in its …

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write a paladin character with these archetypes

Guide to Writing a Paladin Character

Writing a paladin character includes internal struggle, discipline and courage.  They fight for something bigger than themselves, fully committed to their cause in thought and action. The paladin archetype as we know it today is basically just a Holy Knight—The Knights of the Round table, …

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best fantasy subgenres

Best Fantasy Sub Genres and Pop Culture Examples

 The fantasy genre is far richer in variety than most people realize, styles include: High Fantasy Fairy Tales Mythic Fantasy Dark Fantasy (remember Grimdark sub-sub) Science Fantasy Prehistoric Fantasy Contemporary Fantasy (remember Urban sub-sub) Swashbuckler  Magic, swords, dragons, monsters, all of these elements create the …

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worldbuilding advice for writers

Guide to Immersive World Building: Writing RPG and Stories

Immersive world building comes down to one goal: bring the audience into the story, especially in genres like sci fi and fantasy.  This means making the audience believe your characters are inhabiting a real world. Consider these elements while worldbuilding for a fantasy or sci …

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