Elements of Fantasy #1 – Wizards, Warlocks and Witches

Excellent post from “James” on the elements of fantasy. Whether you are a reader, writer or both, enjoy. I did! 🙂

Fantasy In Motion

You don’t know how hard it was to resist adding “…Oh My!” to the end of that title. But this is planned to be a (relatively) serious series of articles, so resist I did.

So in this, the first in a brand new series entitled “Elements of Fantasy”, I want to explore one of the most defining elements of fantasy: magic users. I’m starting with perhaps one of the most expansive topics, probably because I’m a masochist, so this may very well end up becoming “Part 1” of an article on magic users.

A magician is someone who uses or practices magic that derives from supernatural or occult sources.
Wikipedia: Magician (fantasy)

Good old Wikipedia. Have you ever failed us? Well, yes, many times, but I’m pretty confident the above snippet is accurate.

OK, but we’re not here to go through the Wikipedia definition. What is a wizard/magician/mage to…

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