Fantasy is one of the most popular genres due to the wish, wonder, and surprise that fills this speculative fiction genre. Learn more and find helpful worldbuilding templates in this fantasy writing guide.
Category: Fantasy writing
Fantasy writing is one of the most popular genres on Now Novel. Read our best blog posts for fantasy writers below. Get tips on how to build fantasy worlds, how to create fantasy characters, magic systems, mythologies and more. Also read advice from major fantasy authors such as J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien on how to write a book because their fantasy novels continue to sell and find new readers.
Learn how to start a fantasy story and create intrigue. Read examples from great fantasy novelists, plus the insights they share:
Authors through the ages have found story inspiration in mythical creatures. From fauns and mermaids to the more unfamiliar, here is a mythical creatures list (with examples from books) to inspire your own fiction:
The best fantasy series offer many lessons in building magical worlds and fantastical escapades. Read 7 lessons from series by Le Guin, Tolkien, Pratchett, Lewis and others:
What makes a fantasy story? Our first instinct might be to answer ‘magic’ – spells, mythical beasts, potions. Yet fantasy contains multiple key elements. Read the following simple breakdown of elements of the fantasy genre and tips to write magical, fantastical tales:
The fantasy genre endures for many reasons. It transports us to other worlds, stimulating the imagination. It draws on powerful archetypes and symbols. Read 7 tips for writing captivating high fantasy:
Why is structuring a novel crucial? It puts in place the footholds you need to reach the finish. There are so many different ways of approaching structure … Read More
Understanding the long-term cause and effect of events in your fantasy world will help you also give readers a more complex and vivid mental picture. Your novel will be grounded in a vivid, complex history. Here are some thoughts on creating a fantasy world that conveys a strong sense of time and its passage:
This week we’ve put together an A to Z of our favorite authors’ helpful writing quotes, categorized by subject from ‘anti-hero’ to ‘YA’. Use the links below to jump to your favorite section. Share on social media and let us know in the comments section which are your favorites: