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November 29, 2020: The old article on mixing science and magic has been completely rewritten and retitled to On Mixing Science & Magic.

November 25, 2020: Added A Brief Primer On The Four Elements.

November 20, 2020: Revised and retitled the old article about writing good powerful characters - it's now How To Write Powerful & Extraordinary Characters Without Being Obnoxious Or Boring.

November 17, 2020: Revised Basic Tips To Write Better Chosen Ones.

November 15, 2020: Revised an old article: Things Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Should Know About Science.

November 10, 2020: Revised the old article Basic Tips To Write Better & More Despicable Villains.

November 5, 2020: Added Writing Historically Accurate European Magic & Witchcraft: A Starting Guide. Also removed a few old articles with outdated, oversimplistic, and sometimes honestly pretty badly-done advice regarding writing minorities. (The useful stuff has made it into other articles, don't worry.) And I do apologize for that lousy content, and I will do my best to write better going forward.

September 16, 2020: Added What Writers Need To Know About Liars & Manipulators.

July 17, 2020: Updated and upgraded the old symbolism article to Using Symbolism, Metaphor, Subtext, & Coding In Your Story - Where And How.

June 20, 2020: Added An Anti-Racism Primer For White Folks.

April 3, 2020: Added Textual ASMR: A Servant Prepares You For The Ball.

April 1, 2020: Added Textual ASMR: A Gentle Prince Nurses You To Health.

March 31, 2020: Added Textual ASMR: Heart-Mending Magic.

March 29, 2020: Added Textual ASMR: Magical Cleanse & Charge.

March 22, 2020: Added the SoulMettle story Searching For Magic.

January 15, 2020: Added Writing Fantastic People & Creatures Without Unfortunate Implications. Also, added Foxes In Love's sprite to the patron gallery!

December 10, 2019: The old article on writing masquerades has been completely rewritten! Check out the new How To Write Better & More Believable Masquerades here!

November 11, 2019: Added How Myths & Lore Don't Originate - And How They Do.

November 1, 2019: Added How To Challenge Toxic Masculinity As A Writer.

October 15, 2019: Added Common Beginner Writer Mistakes.

July 28, 2019: Added How To Become A Creative Writer & Figure Out What You Should Write.

June 24, 2019: Added the SoulMettle story That Time With The Vampires.

June 4, 2019: Added How To Evoke Audience Reaction & Keep Things Interesting Without Being Cheap Or Manipulative.

April 12, 2019: Added Explaining In Your Story: When You Should, When You Shouldn't, & How To Do It.

April 1, 2019: Added How To Bring A Character Back To Life.

March 5, 2019: Added "Does My Character Work Okay?" - How To Tell For Yourself!

February 27, 2019: Added Framing: What It Is And How To Use It.

February 8, 2019: Added Things To Know When Writing Historical Fiction & Fictional History.

January 31, 2019: Added How To Quit An RP Without Ghosting.

December 10, 2018: Added Canon Character Analysis Questions.

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