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Magic and Mayhem: The Genius of Terry Pratchett’s Magic
I know Terry Pratchett put out a lot of books, and they were pretty thick on British humor and silly footnotes, but that doesn’t change the fact that fantasy writers (and readers) can learn some goddamn important stuff from him. First off, let’s read a passage about worldbuilding and magic from his book of essays, A Slip of the Keyboard: Apply logic in places where it wasn’t intended to exist…If there is magic, where does it come from? Why isn’t everyone using it? What rules will you have to give it to allow some tension in your story? How does …