Chapter 2 Episode 18 Building Fabulous Technology and Wondrous Magic for April

June 19, 2018

We’re building magic (and exciting technology) today with Clark.  See how using his process helped April create her western steampunk world and how it can help you with building your magic, too!


Alive and Writing Podcast Chapter 2 Episode18 Building Fabulous Technology and Wondrous Magic for April

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Building Marvelous Magic Systems!

In this longer than usual episode, the co-hosts chat about April’s serial Recovering the Relics of Jezebel Jones (out in July 2018!) and how she and Clark built the magic system using his four stages of magic building.

Mentioned in the Episode

Girl Genius

Sufficiently Analyzed Magic by TV Tropes

Willing Suspension of Disbelief by TV Tropes

Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness by TV Tropes

A Town Called Mercy (an episode of Doctor Who in which the 11th Doctor ends up in the Old West)

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests (the Walking Sculpture video)

A Christmas Story (DVD)

Alive and Writing Book Club (Facebook group)

April’s Newsletter (to learn more about Recovering the Relics of Jezebel Jones & more!)

Future Episodes:

Why the Best Writers Are Insatiable Readers

5 Benefits of RPGs & How They Help You Cope

How to Fight the Urge to Do “All the Things”


Have you missed our last few podcasts? Check them out here:

Chapter 2 Episode 15 Getting Lost in the Vortex of Fountain Pens

Chapter 2 Episode 16 Mental Health Doesn’t Need a Reason to Make You Miserable

Chapter 2 Episode 17 What to Do When You Can’t Do What You Want to Do

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