When writing a fantasy novel, there are things you should do and things you shouldn’t do. Today, we’ll be focusing on what you shouldn’t do to ensure that readers stick with your fantasy novel until the very end.Read more “11 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Writing Fantasy (Explained!)”
There are already plenty of troublesome obstacles you have to face when writing your first fantasy book, but suffering creative block from trying to name your fantasy world has to be up near the top of the list.
You don’t want to name your fantasy world something normal, but at the same time, you also want your fantasy world to be taken seriously. To help ease this naming burden, follow this step-by-step guide!Read more “How to Name Fantasy Worlds: A Step-By-Step Guide”
Over the years, there have been many contradictory opinions regarding the value of reading fantasy books. Some believe that fantasy books have a worthwhile benefit in the real world, while others are of the complete opposite perspective.
So the question remains, which one of these viewpoints is right?Read more “Why Reading Fantasy Books Isn’t a Waste of Time (Explained!)”
Aspiring fantasy writers often run into a creative block when thinking up an original yet captivating magic system for their novel. This foundational element of fantasy is arguably the most challenging part for writers to nail down because it’s difficult to alter reality in a way that makes sense to the reader.
For this reason, I’ve taken the time to compile several unique magic systems that I’ve come across in my readings to help inspire your own magic system ideas. Each of these established magic system ideas is explained in-depth, along with several ways that you could tailor the idea to fit your own novel.Read more “8 Magic System Ideas to Enhance Your Fantasy Writing”
When aspiring fantasy authors are first learning the ropes of how to construct a storyline, they often play with the idea of incorporating fantasy races.
However, many of these fantasy writers have one potential concern: whether or not there are any legal issues associated with including fantasy races in a novel.Read more “Are Fantasy Races Copyrighted? (Here are the Facts!)”
Magic is one of the fundamental pillars of fantasy books that draws readers into the story and keeps them turning the page. For this reason, fantasy writers must leave a good first impression on the reader when they introduce magic into the novel.
Aspiring fantasy authors often run into trouble when introducing magical concepts to the reader because they don’t know where to start.Read more “How to Introduce Magic Into a Fantasy Novel (Complete Guide)”
Fantasy has been a staple genre in bookstores all across the world. Yet, many people still wonder how fantasy books stack up against other literature genres regarding sales.
Aspiring fantasy authors, in particular, are curious about these numbers because they want to know how viable it is to make a living off of writing.Read more “Do Fantasy Books Sell Well? (Real Statistical Trends)”
Reading fantasy is a favorite pastime of people all across the world. It’s a great way to escape from the dullness of the world and embrace an entirely new realm that lies outside of the confines of reality.
Everyone knows that fantasy is an excellent means to ignite the imagination, but many people wonder how much of a difference in intelligence that reading fantasy can make.Read more “9 Ways that Reading Fantasy Books Makes You Smarter”
This is an intriguing question regarding fantasy that has many more layers than you might think.
I came upon this query when I was contemplating whether or not you could write a fantasy novel without the use of magic. So I decided to explore this curiosity personally, researching the Internet and searching for any examples of fantasy novels where magic is absent.
This column is the summary of my findings. In this article, we will finally investigate and answer the long-debated question, “Does fantasy need magic?”Read more “Does Fantasy Need Magic? (The Answer May Surprise You)”
Morning Star (Red Rising #3) follows up The Golden Son as the third installment in the Red Rising Saga. If you read my previous book review on The Golden Son, you know that I was extremely impressed with the work of Pierce Brown.
Coming into this novel, I had big expectations for what was to come. If you have not read Red Rising or The Golden Son, I would advise you to turn away now since this review does spoil certain sections in the first two novels.Read more “Morning Star by Pierce Brown Book Review (No Spoilers!)”