Classic Being a Better Writer: Brandon Sanderson’s Three Laws of Magic

Hello readers! I’m theoretically still out of town/traveling this week on vacation, so I thought we’d take a look at an old classic of a post, both because it remains a solid one and because I didn’t want to have to write too many Being a Better Writer posts before my vacation while still working on Starforge!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at a classic post discussing Brandon Sanderson’s Three Laws of Magic! Enjoy, and I’ll see you all next week!


This post was bound to happen. Sanderson’s Three Laws have been a frequently requested topic since the very beginning of this blog, and it’s a staple of a lot of writing education these days (especially fantasy), so I knew there would come a day when I had to write about it. Of course, I wanted to ease into the topic first, which I did two weeks ago when I wrote a post about creating magic systems. During that post, I referenced the Three Laws, saying I’d talk about them later. You see, before I got into talking about the Three Laws, which are more about how to use magic in a story, I did want to dedicate some time to the subject of creating magic first, so that there would be a basis for Sanderson’s Laws to dig into.

Now, with that post behind us, the time has come to look at Sanderson’s Three Laws of Magic.

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