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Hard Magic Systems

Weaving some magical elements into your fiction novel? Learn why a “hard magic system” can add much more to your story by aiding character development through limitation and growth mechanics.

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Hero Development

Usually the main character and star of the show, the hero of a story, is expected to overcome tremendous trials and save the world. They all have specific qualities that tie them to numerous protagonists from thousands of stories. Learn what defines the hero in your story here:

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Fictional Economies

  The real world runs on money but what about your fictional world? Establishing an economy is essential is creating deep and believable societies. Come see how important it can be!

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Plot Twists

“Wait WHAT? NO WAY!” This is an example of an expression given by a reader who just experienced a plot twist. A sudden change in a story that completely skews the reader’s view on the plot and the characters. What steps need to be taken to generate a plot twist? How do you use this […]

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Character Balance

  Have you ever thought that a main character was boring because they were either too perfect or can’t do a dang thing right? Would you like to avoid this in your current work? What you need to think about is the character’s¬†balance¬†between likability, activity, and competency. In this post we will discuss exactly what […]

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Construction of Worlds

What makes a reader feel like they’d love to live in the story you create? The world the story is built in. They can gain a sense of familiarity from rich descriptions of the geography, present cultures, and even deep history. The more effort put into deepening environment lore, the more the readers can picture […]

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Building Mysteries in Writing

STORY CREATION: MYSTERY To start off this blog, we are going to take a look at a well known example of literature, Harry Potter, and see how J.K. Rowling formed it into a mystery series. Us Navigators will begin with this genre because I believe that every story needs to have a small amount of […]

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