12 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Magic System

metteivieharrison:

  1. How is it learned and executed?

  2. How is it accessed?

  3. Does it have a will of its own?

  4. Is it restricted in space and time?

  5. What does available magic do?

  6. How does it relate to the character, plot and theme of the book?

  7. What is the cost of magic?

  8. What can it not do?

  9. How long does it last?

  10. Who can use it?

  11. How do others react to it?

  12. Why haven’t people with this power taken over the world?

(Reblogged from misscecil)

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    In a Universe wherein magic is simply science we don’t understand yet, how do these questions change, or are adversely...
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    This looks like a good place to start, and these look like excellent words to live by.
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    This looks useful for world-building, that it does.
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    Timing! I was working this stuff out a few minutes ago. This’ll help
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