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Magic and "Scientific" Magic

So, this would be my first short story, one that is set in a medieval world with sorcerers and magic and stuff. But the main problem comes when I decide to introduce a different character. The main ...
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How do you prevent a plot hole when coming up with a hard magic system?

How do you prevent a plot hole when coming up with a hard magic system? Creating a hard magic system means that magic must follow the rules that you set, but when you have a complex hard magic system, ...
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How do I create a character who's cursed to be a death-bringer?

I’ve been musing over this for a fair amount of time, but I want to know if it’ll work before building a whole world. So I’ll get down into the who, what, when etc part of it. Who? He was a soldier ...
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Is my magical item too cliche?

I hope that this question follows the rules. One of my characters has a kalimba that, when played, allows the player to hear the thoughts of everyone around them, and everyone around them can hear the ...
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How to make my MC scared or angry enough to set off her magic powers?

This may seem a bit confusing but basically, my character has these magic powers that come out when she’s angry or scared. She can do quite a few things such as explosions (more like invisible blasts),...
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How do I write a character who is exhausted?

So I’m currently writing a story where my character has emotion-based powers. When she is angry or scared she can do pretty powerful things, but they leave her completely weak and worn-out. I’m not a ...
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How do I write someone in an enchantment?

I'm having trouble writing a scene in my book where the main character is about to be pulled into an enchantment before her friend saves her. A bit of backstory- the item that is about to enchant her ...