Damien Black

Old Nick's Letters

Welcome to Old Nick's Letters, a series of blogs and occasional videos compiled by the writer whenever he feels the constellations are propitious.

Writing: a spiritual experience?

In my last post I said that world-building gave me the sense of playing god. Perhaps a more accurate description would be to say that writing in general gets me closer to .

World-building: the jewel in the crown of fantasy

Like most fantasy fans, I remember reading The Lord of the Rings as a teenager. What really captured my imagination was not so much the story as the world it evok.

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