Flavor of the Month: Fascinating FantasyA Lesson by Camille Corbett
Because unicorns don't come out your a*s, they come out of your imagination.
Ah fantasy, glorious, imaginative, and down right beautiful, fantasy. This lesson is for writers who were told they were like fantasy writers in the application I put on the previous lesson. First let's define what fantasy is.
Fantasy: a genre that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Many works within the genre take place in fictional worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction in that it does not provide a logical (or pseudo logical) explanation for the scientifically impossible events that occur, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two (both are subgenres of speculative fiction).
When writing fantasy one should adhere to these 5 simple tips, and they should be on their way to greatness.
1.) Like in all genres, it is important for a fantasy writer to WRITE EVERYDAY!
2.) It is important to make the made up world you have, elaborate. If you are writing a novel about a world, write a few short stories that takes place in your made up world before beginning your novel, so you are comfortable writing about it, and it becomes more real.
3.) Even in your made up world, your characters should be very normal and relatable. Readers will like to connected with something familiar in this new foreign world.
4.) I love when fantasy books talk about food, it's almost like you travel to real place and try all the foods, it's marvelous. So try to incorporate food, for everyone eats, so it makes the world even more relatable.
5.) Also, try to make your style very warm, using conversational diction and medium to long complex sentences that illustrate things perfectly.
Added on August 8, 2010
Last Updated on August 8, 2010
AboutI'm a 21 year old Fulbright ETA writing to kill the time and find my sanity. I have been gone for a while. But I have returned, so watch out for some new stories.