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Schools of Magic in a Nutshell . . . Maybe

Legends of Windemere

Schools of Magic

There are many schools of magic in fantasy.  For those who don’t know what that means, a school of magic is an area of expertise.  Most spellcasters take one and work within that area for their entire life.  They’ll branch out a bit at times or eventually evolve into a powerful being who uses everything including God Tier spells.  Anyway, we’re just going to go through a silly list of schools with brief explanations for those who aren’t sure or wish to have a laugh:

  • Divination–  I can see things others can’t and end up telling fortunes at some point in my career.
  • Conjuration–  I can call things to me or send them away like a magical Postal System.
  • Summoning–  Like above, but it’s usually me calling a monster to kill people.
  • Protection–  Shields, barriers, wards . . . They all mean the…

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How to Write Point of View, Part 7, Switching Point of View

Story Empire

Pictures of single eyes scattered atop one another and ringed by purple, red, or yellow eye shadow. From Pixabay.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) and how to switch from one to another within the same story.

As you have seen, each POV choice comes with its pros and cons. One of the biggest Cons can happen when you switch POV during your narrative. This can be switching to another character’s head in the same lens, or it can be changing to a new lens entirely. When done well, such switches can become one of your story’s biggest Pros.

Ways of Changing from one head to another:

  1. Leave an extra line space between paragraphs
  2. Insert a symbol or image to clearly mark the shift
  3. Start a new chapter

Ways of Changing Lens:

  1. Always start a new chapter

Best Practices:

For any shift to a new lens–for example, from third person to…

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Wallow – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

After snapping at her children for letting the dog slip outside, she hastily chased after it. A few moments later, she found the wayward yellow Labrador wallowing in a mud puddle. “Oh, Mitzy,” she groaned as the dog rolled around happily. “Now I’ll have to give you another bath.”

This day-late post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “wallow”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/tuesdayuseitinasentence-wallow/