G is for Grimoire
April 8, 2019

No matter what type of magic exists in your world, or how it is utilized, knowledge of it will be accumulated and compiled. Magical knowledge is often treated a bit differently than academic knowledge in general, since in the wrong hands it might be very dangerous.

April 6, 2019

Cats, owls, rats, and various other creatures have appeared in novels and stories as magical companions. You might even slide spirit animals under this definition, for the sake of fantasy worldbuilding.

April 5, 2019

With the advance of technology, it’s easy to feel a disconnect from the natural world. In some ways, that can make the natural elements seem more mystical.

D is for Dragons
April 4, 2019

Let’s take a few minutes and talk about magical creatures! Just because you have mythological creatures in your story world doesn’t mean that they have to be magical. Additionally, we’ll discuss the concept of magical companion animals in a couple days.

C is for Curses - The A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems
April 3, 2019

Visiting for the first time? Make sure to read the introduction to the A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems! The Power of Words Fantasy and mythology is full of examples of different types of curses, and indeed, a world with magic almost always has the challenge of a curse that must be broken or prevented. Sleeping…

B is for Belief, A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems
April 2, 2019

Visiting for the first time? Make sure to read the introduction to the A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems! If You Just Believe… There is power in belief. When you know something as Truth, even if it doesn’t resonate for anyone else, it changes your world. When something requires belief, though, it can quickly overlap with…

A is for Atmosphere
April 1, 2019

Visiting for the first time? Make sure to read the introduction to the A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems! Magic in the Air If your world doesn’t have some sort of magic in it, it wouldn’t be fantasy, even if it’s subtle and almost invisible. Calling a work ‘fantasy’ means that something unexplainable is different from…

March 31, 2019

Hello there! So… tomorrow kicks off the 2019 A-Z Blogging Challenge. Those of you who have been with me for a while know that this challenge is what gave birth to my book, The A-Zs of Worldbuilding. If you saw the theme reveal a couple of weeks ago, then you know that this year I’m…

Announcing the A-Zs of Worldbuilding Magic Systems!
March 18, 2019

Several years ago (2014), I participated in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. It wasn’t my first time to do it, but my first participation in the event was on another blog, a very long time ago (2012, apparently). For 2014, I decided my theme for the A-Z Challenge would be worldbuilding, and WOW I had no…

ESV Illuminated Bible, open to Job 19 illustration, slipcase, oil lamp
November 20, 2017

Not too long ago, I was given the opportunity to receive a free copy of the new ESV Illuminated Bible, in exchange for a review. The FTC wants me to make sure you know this, but believe me, reading this post is well worth your time if you’re any sort of historical book nerd, or…

About Rebekah

Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.