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Principles from Tolkien for the Truest Fantasy

Over Christmas, I read a wonderful essay (and the related short story and poem) by J. R. R. Tolkien. The essay is titled “On Fairy Stories,” and it can be found, with the related story and poem, in the book Tree and Leaf. “Fantasy, the making or glimpsing of Other-worlds, was the heart of the… Continue reading Principles from Tolkien for the Truest Fantasy

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World Building: Using a Base Culture

Lately, we been talking a lot about creating cultures in our world building (don't worry-- this is the last post about culture :p .) So far, we have covered the Types of Government for countries and how Having a Cultural Focus can help make these countries stand out and be realistic. This week, we are… Continue reading World Building: Using a Base Culture