Fantasy Writing Tips

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Some tips for creative writers: creating magical characters, fantasy world building and more

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World Building Blueprint: An Epic Guide to Building Your World From Scratch

World Building Blueprint: An Epic Guide to Building Your World From Scratch - Indie Author Lifestyle

World Building Blueprint: Building a well-developed world that is as real as the one we are blessed to live in, can be daunting.

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Creating Unique Magical Fantasy Races - Auden Johnson

I like elves, fairies and dwarfs but I’ll sometimes roll my eyes when they show up in a story. It’s more interesting when an author creates their own race, calling it something new. My story, The Marked Hosts, has dragon shifters but they’re called Sencial. The Del’Praeli in my Merging Worlds series were inspired by vampires. How can you create unique, humanoid fantasy races that leave readers enthralled? Read Inhale stories that feature different kinds of fantasy beings. If you only read…

Inspiration for Your Magic System (Infographic) Fantasy Story, Fantasy Books, Fantasy Artwork, Werewolf Stories, Vampire Stories, Demon Book, Dark Power, Book Names, 12th Book

Inspiration for Your Magic System (Infographic)

Here's an infographic to help you if you ever get stuck working on your magic system, some places to go for inspiration.

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The Chart of Fantasy Art Part 2: Urban Fantasy - Orbit Books

Every year we ask our summer intern to do a survey of cover art elements for the top US fantasy novels published in the previous year. This year we looked at covers from 2009, and compared them against 2008′s findings. In our post yesterday we mentioned that we will probably retire the “damsel in distress” […]

Your hero has spent their quest pursuing an ultimate reward. But when they reach it, they’ll find it doesn’t satisfy—creating a golden opportunity for a fake-out ending. Princess Fiona, Answer To Life, Master Sword, Faye Dunaway, Hero's Journey, Female Hero, King Kong, Writing Tips, Opportunity

The Hero's Journey: How to Build Suspense With a Fake-Out Ending

In Step 9 of the Hero's Journey, your hero will receive their reward. But they'll find it doesn't quite satisfy—leading to an exciting fake-out ending.

How do we go about constructing systems of magic that make sense? In what ways can magic and/or science be sources of mayhem? Why is speculative fiction a powerful tool for tackling heavy issues? Writing A Book, Writing Tips, Imperial Stormtrooper, Environmental Issues, The Real World, The Last Airbender, Make Sense, Oppression, Super Powers

Using Magic as a Way to Democratize Force? Talking Magic x Mayhem at NYCC 2019

How do we go about constructing systems of magic that make sense? In what ways can magic and/or science be sources of mayhem? Why is speculative fiction a powerful tool for tackling heavy issues? A…

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Are You The One? Exploring The Chosen One Trope in SFF

The Chosen One is a trope that predates the genre of fantasy and even literature itself. It certainly pops up in just about every religious scripture, Arthurian legend, most mythologies, and seems …

Your Guide to Creating Fantasy Languages Book Writing Tips, Writing Help, Writing Ideas, Writing Inspiration, Writing Prompts, City Name Generator, Language Generator, Fantasy Story, Fantasy Books

Your Guide to Creating Fantasy Languages

Blog for fantasy, sci-fi and horror authors and readers

Inventing a fictional language is as tough as world building gets, but it's also a way to gain lifelong, die-hard fans. Fictional Languages, Animal Species, Fantasy World, Writing Tips, Inventions, Novels, Culture, Creative, Poem

Want To Invent A Fictional Language? Here’s How To Do It – Part 1

Inventing a fictional language is as tough as world building gets, but it's also a way to gain lifelong, die-hard fans. With that in mind, I'm going...

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#BookLovers’ Day Hop: Best Fantasy Book Tropes (In My Humble Opinion) - Auden Johnson

Every day is a good day to celebrate books but it is cool to have an Internet holiday for bookworms. National Book Lover Day is August 9! I used to get teased for reading too much. It’s nice to know we now have a day to celebrate those who “read too much.” Some bookish pals and I are blogging about our love for books. I wanted to do something fun. A couple of posts ago, I shared some fantasy tropes that make me put down a book. This time, I’m sharing tropes that have me devouring a story…

Candles, bells, heartbeats and prayers – a look at alternative ways of telling time and date in fantasy. Fantasy Romance, High Fantasy, Fantasy Books, Fantasy World, Steampunk Pocket Watch, Fellowship Of The Ring, Sword And Sorcery, Throne Of Glass, Telling Time

Ways of Measuring Time in High Fantasy

Candles, bells, heartbeats and prayers – a look at alternative ways of telling time and date in fantasy.

How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Vii, High Fantasy, Fantasy Literature, Fantasy Authors, Suikoden, Star Ocean, Teenage Years, Books

How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors

When I think back to my childhood and teenage years, when my literary tastes were being forged in the crucible of youthful emotion and impressionism, particular scenes come to life: Sam carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom. The Reaper chasing Wil Ohmsford through the Westland. Marle hugging Crono on top of Death Peak.

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What Fantasy Book Tropes Make You Roll Your Eyes?

Blog for fantasy, sci-fi and horror authors and readers

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How to Track World-Building in a Fantasy Series

Writing a fantasy series gets a little easier by tracking the details of the world you've created. EJ Wenstrom offers a few easy ways to manage the controlled chaos.

Fantasy maps usually reside in a book’s endpapers, or in the front of the book. They’re part of a fantasy novel, but not necessarily a part of the narrative: they are, as Stefan Ekman has pointed o… Fantasy Map, Fantasy World, Westeros Map, Cersei, Cartography, Middle Earth, Fantasy Characters, Writing Tips, Maps

Fantasy Maps Don’t Belong in the Hands of Fantasy Characters

Fantasy maps usually reside in a book’s endpapers, or in the front of the book. They’re part of a fantasy novel, but not necessarily a part of the narrative: they are, as Stefan Ekman has pointed o…

As a psychologist, I love the question of why I and others like fantasy. There's definitely the aspect of wanting more magic in life, but I believe it goes deeper. Many of my clients' problems Past My Bedtime, Self Publishing, Fantasy World, Book Nerd, My Passion, Rogues, Writing Tips, Our Love, Helping Others

Why we love… Fantasy

As a psychologist, I love the question of why I and others like fantasy. There's definitely the aspect of wanting more magic in life, but I believe it goes deeper. Many of my clients' problems

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