That’s a big topic, and I want to focus on what it takes to write fantasy. We’ll explore various aspects of world-building as well as developing characters. I’ve done this before, and both in series format. You can read both here:
- How to Write a Fantasy Novel (5 Posts)
- How to Write a Fantasy Novel That Sells (10 Posts)
- How to Write Fantasy Fiction;
- Elements of Your Fantasy World;
- The Economy of Your Fantasy World;
- Transportation in Your Fantasy World;
- Class-Systems in Your Fantasy World;
- Entertainment in Your Fantasy World;
- Education in Your Fantasy World;
- Politics of Your Fantasy World;
- Putting Your Fantasy World Together.
What we’re getting at with a lot of these points are motives. You’re learning the motives of your characters. What drives them, what makes them do things, and makes them not do things?
These are important things to consider, and they help with character development. More than that, though, they make a good story. And stories take place in worlds, worlds of your creating, worlds of fantasy.
I hope you’re interested in that, for we’ll be talking about it quite a bit.
Thanks for reading!