If you want to design a magic system for a fantasy novel, these questions might help you. Or they might not. Either way, they’re free.
The title of this post might indicate this is going to be a writing advice post. It’s not! I promise.
A better title might be “The questions I found that I (tried to) answer in the recently-discovered document that explains the magic system in my current WIP”, but that’s a bit of a mouthful.
I almost definitely stole at least some of these questions from someone else’s writing advice blog post, but I’m afraid I did it so long ago I have no idea where I stole them from.
If they’re yours, I offer recompense in chocolate fish.
I’m not saying you must answer all or even any of these questions if you’re designing a magic system for a fantasy world. But if they’re helpful to you, you’re welcome.Continue reading “Questions to ask when designing a magic system, part 1”