Anonymous asked you:

I need help. I’m writing a fantasy story involving magic and I have this problem where I don’t know what to do with magic. I mean you can get kill with lightning and fire and sword right? But I don’t want to make them die so easily —it wouldn’t be a good fight— and I don’t want to make it too unrealistic where they’re fine after being zap with thunder. I thought of runes increasing defense and stuff but it seem too much trouble and it’s not like everyone’s going to listen and do it you know?

Put limits on your magic. Controlling something like lightning seems like a pretty powerful ability, so if you use something like that I would advise making it something exceptional and rare. My world building questionnaire has a section on magic to help develop your world’s magic system.

For protection and defenses, you can check out my herbal series for some inspiration. I included the magical uses of the plants and herbs as well as what they represent. You can always incorporate something like that. And I’ll be adding more to the series.

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