Originality of Experience

Tue 29 August 2017 by Yora from Spriggan's Den

I’ve recently been thinking about the question of originality. When discussing the creation of stories, particularly of beginning writers, frequently the question comes up whether the work feels original or rather derivative. Originality is widely treated as perhaps the most important thing for a new writer. Yet at the same time there are famous lines […]

Master Sword & Sorcery

Tue 15 August 2017 by Yora from Spriggan's Den

The Legend of Zelda is Sword & Sorcery for kids. Think about it. It makes perfect sense!

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Spell-less Magic

Mon 14 August 2017 by Yora from Spriggan's Den

Fantasy in recent decades seems to have a big thing for magic systems, and I believe partly becuse of the success of Brandon Sanderson. When I see people talk about magic systems it more often than not seems to revolve around different types of spells and the method of their ...

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