Assigning categories to books allows retailers to pitch themes and helps readers find stories similar to ones they’ve liked in the past.
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Our Discord community is a place for fans of science fiction and fantasy to hang out together. If you are a reader, join for discussions about your favourite books, reviews by awesome bloggers, and a book club. If you are a writer, join for a community of creative minds who are getting words down onto the page. We discuss worldbuilding, chat about goals, read books on craft together, and cheer each other on!
We’re continuing in our series on the Netflix show Shadow and Bone, which is based on novels by Leigh Bardugo! Our topics today: magic and societal structure. What is the distinction between “small science” and magic? What is magic’s narrative purpose in the show? How are the societies structured and how does considering structure provide ample opportunities for inserting conflict into a story’s narrative?
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The Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding is a tool to help writers, DMs, and creatives build unique, scientific, and magical worlds. Each episode explores one facet of worldbuilding and gives practical advice on how to design these elements.
Hosted by the Mythos & Ink staff, the podcast explores strong examples of worldbuilding from science fiction and fantasy books, TV shows, and movies, and offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of publishing.