Full body: do once for a good warmup, need to do more for any kind of workout
Genre story templates - outlines, cheatsheets, frames, story beats - to get the key elements of your plot off to a running start
So, you know you want to write a story with magic in it, but you want to come up with something new. Where do you start? The possibilities are practically endless. Below I have compiled a list of questions you can ask yourself to get started and then a few ideas for the basis of a magic system. Some general questions: 1) The most important thing for you to decide about your magic system is what the cost is for the users. (I wish I could take credit for this but I got it from Orson Scott…
Detail of the ritual temenos district, Ur, c. late 3rd mill. BCE. Note large ziggurat, terrace of Ur-Nammu, the Giparu residence of the Entu priestess, the palace of Ur-Nammu (the E-Hur-Sag). Entire complex surrounded by temenos walls, shows central role for ritual in the ancient city.