Archive for January, 2012


I just read a post on Brandon Sanderson’s blog about magic systems.

The Cost of Magic, plus Superman

If you are, or ever plan to write a story that has magical elements, you simply must read this post. Not optional.

A little something to chew on: when you watch Superman fight a bad guy, it’s cool, but it’s not very tense, is it? So why is the Superman story interesting or compelling? Read the blog post.

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This tickles me. I spent a long time gazing at it. Me=Nerd.

I’m sorry I couldn’t figure out how to make this click-zoomable. So I must insist you click here to be able to read the tiny writing. And you really NEED to.

If anyone knows how to do the click-zoom and would like to teach a willing pseudo-geek, let me know.

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