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Fantasy book writing: 7 tips for captivating high fantasy

Why is fantasy book writing popular with aspiring authors of all ages? Some possible reasons: Nostalgia for childhood make-believe The mystery and allure of magical phenomena The major commercial success of many fantasy authors (J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin, to name only a few) There are many fantasy […]

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How to start a fantasy story and avoid common mistakes

Ever wonder how to start a fantasy story and avoid common mistakes novice fantasy writers make? Here are five tips on what to avoid so your fantasy book will be more likely to appeal to die-hard fans of the genre: 1. Cut out clichés in your fantasy worldbuilding Many modern commercial fantasy novels lie on foundations […]

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Genres of writing: How to choose your story’s vehicle

Genres of writing serve multiple purposes. Classifying a book by genre signals to potential readers whether your story fits their reading interests. When a book has an identifiable genre, publishers can also market it to the right readers more effectively. Here are some reasons why you need to identify a genre for your book and some […]

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