Do some research at the library or on the Internet. You'll be surprised at some of the "modern" conveniences that appeared before the Middle Ages. Look to ancient Egypt for things like eyeliner, eyeshadow, creams, oils, and moisturizers. China has used fireworks for centuries. If something existed somewhere prior to the Middle Ages, you can feel safe introducing it into your story. Be sure to check your facts; talk to experts in the field if you can; and lastly, allow your characters to do real things like eating, sleeping, and scratching their bug bites. Your world won't be real to your readers until it's real to you. The only spellbook you'll need to create your magical world is the one you write yourself.
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While you are creating your world, pay attention to the details that bring realism to your story. Traditional fantasy stories are often set in a pre-technological society. Urban fantasy, however, takes place in modern settings or switches back and forth.
"If, as Paul Klee told his students at the Bauhaus, a line is a dot that goes for a 'walk,' then is a beguiling and personal treasury of dots on hikes, treks, and walkabouts. To accept this invitation to meander through the author's territory of boundaries, borders, definitions, demarcations, and delineations is to be rewarded with surprising answers to questions you didn't know you had until now, about everything under the sun, from strike zones, musical genres, and Gerrymandering to birding, gender, and how different religions define the lines between right and wrong. Peter Cashwell's appreciation of the boundaries that create our world is a pure delight." Katharine Weber