Posted on 10/11/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Halloween’s approach may have some writers toying with the idea of adding supernatural or scary elements to their fiction.

If, for you, that means witches, then writer and podcaster Fire Lyte has a guiding principle in mind to share.

Lyte suggests that writers remember that the story is about, well, the story — not about the witchcraft.

That is, focusing on the rules of magic and the intricacies of the spells that are cast won’t serve your story.

What does serve your story? The reasons that your witches seek to use magic and the consequences — good and bad, intended and accidental — that result from it.

Lyte’s advice for authors wanting to write about witchcraft is up at Writer’s Digest. 

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