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Medieval Warfare, Folklore and AI Book Covers

Season 2, Ep. 4

In this episode, we're donning our helmets and hefting our axes and shields before diving headfirst into battle with a look at medieval warfare. We'll tell you everything you need to know about making your fantasy battles as realistic and gritty as possible, as well as giving you a few neat ideas to use.


We're also looking at folklore, one of the main inspirations for the fantasy genre. We share our favourite folkloric tales and discuss how you can use these as inspiration for your own fantasy stories and worldbuilding.


And we've also got the latest calls for submissions, community announcements, and some very interesting news on creating book covers using artificial intelligence.


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A Guide To Writing Fight and Battle Scenes - https://richiebilling.com/welcome/the-writers-toolshed/fantasy-writing/how-to-write-fight-scenes

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Aidan Mattis from The Lore Lodge podcast - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLoreLodge 


Sounds and editing by Odysy - https://www.youtube.com/c/Odysyx

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