Making Myths and Magic


So you want to write speculative fiction?

It’s time to get that fantastic world that’s been stuck inside your head for years, complete with dragons and androids, onto paper! Whether you’re starting your first or tenth novel, Making Myths and Magic was written for you.

Fantasy author Shelly Campbell and editor Allison Alexander have teamed up to provide a comprehensive resource, distilling the information they’ve learned from years in the publishing industry. To keep you inspired and engaged as you grow in your craft, they take a deep dive through science fiction and fantasy novels, movies, and TV shows.

Within these pages, you’ll learn how to tackle structure, dialogue, tropes, diversity, mythology, riddles, prophecies, fantastic creatures, weapons, technology, magic systems, languages, and more!


978-1-989423-38-7 (hardcover)
978-1-989423-39-4 (softcover)
978-1-989423-40-0 (ebook)
978-1-989423-41-7 (large print softcover)

Mythos & Ink

February 18, 2022


6″ x 9″


"Comprehensive yet concise! Unlike other world-building books that merely present advice in a vacuum, Making Myths and Magic shows the practical way to take foggy ideas and turn them into concrete action. This is an easy pick up for all speculative fiction authors and writers out there."
"Making Myths and Magic is an indispensable resource for every storyteller. This book encourages readers to have fun with their stories first, and then it equips them to send those stories into the world. It's relatable and uses familiar worlds and narratives to teach new and veteran writers alike how to take the tropes of genre fiction and turn them on their heads so that they can craft refreshing, unique tales that engage audiences. Whether you're writing for yourself or publication, Making Myths and Magic will keep your writing fun while honing your craft.