Review: Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer

If you’ve spent any time around me at all, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of J Michael Straczynski’s work. Babylon 5 opened my eyes to epic storytelling while never scrimping on the humour or the characters, while his move into mainstream comics soon after still echoes on to this day – especially in […]

Wardscrawl: Supporting Characters

As long as I can remember, I’ve loved supporting casts more than main characters. Let’s talk a little bit about the why, the who and the how.

Fantasy Casting: Legacy of Ash

Come on! Let’s fantasy cast Legacy of Ash, not once, but twice! Dive in – you know it’s going to be fun, and not at all obscure…

Quiz: Which God Are You?

Which God Are You? Take this quiz to uncover your closest match from the Gods of Aradane. Challenge your friends and compare notes!

Wardscrawl: Raising the Stakes

Everyone loves a good battle to conclude a great story, right? This is where so many stories reach a blazing climax, and so many fall apart. Honestly, it’s my favourite bit of any movie, and no movie does it better than Return of the Jedi.

Concerning the Gods –
An Extract from Eldor Shalamoh’s ‘Historica’

By tradition, this world of ours is watched over – or, more accurately, meddled with – by a pantheon of divine beings. Though stories vary from realm to realm, there is a small amount of truth to be gleaned as to their names and natures, if one knows where to look. The below should be considered a starting point for those who seek understanding, rather than a record of absolute truth.

The Names of Legacy

There are so many aspects to worldbuilding. Physicality, culture (theological or otherwise), magic, myth, economics, topography … the list goes on. But the key one for me is always language … And names. most of all.