Sanderson’s Laws Of Magic

🌱 2022-11-16

I love Sanderson's books, but I find his exploration of the medium of fantasy writing a whole lot more fascinating.

  • Sanderson’s First Law of Magics: An author’s ability to solve conflict with magic is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to how well the reader understands said magic

  • Sanderson’s Second Law can be written very simply. It goes like this: Limitations > Powers. (Or, if you want to write it in clever electrical notation, you could say it this way: Ω > | though that would probably drive a scientist crazy.)

  • The third law is as follows: Expand what you already have before you add something new.

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