Literary Lunch: Why Your Magic System Matters with C.R. Rowenson

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Date(s) - June 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Making a cool magic system isn’t enough. For your magic to matter to your readers, it must first matter to your story. This presentation will teach where and how to connect magic with the story including plot, characters, setting, and theme, and end with a group exercise to practice the concepts. Attendees will leave the session with tested methods to overcome this common magic-with-story struggle.


Fascinated by magic since he could imagine pine cones as fireballs, C. R. Rowenson is an award-winning author, blogger, and writing coach that studies magic-building like others study oil painting. His prime directive is to help storytellers of all kinds craft and repair the magic systems in their stories. You can visit him at to witness, fuel, or join in his obsession.


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