The Secrets to Writing Fantasy | Writinghood

The Secrets to Writing Fantasy

by Allison Jae

Here are just a few secrets to writing great Fantasy.

Put Old Wine In New Bottles
Storytelling is the art of recycling. Pick an old form and refresh it. Play with it. Unleash your imagination, but stay true to its tradition.

Learn the differences Between archetypes, stereotypes and good characters
Archetypes are the originals from whom the mold was made. Merlin, heroes of Greek myths and the witch in sleeping beauty are archetypes. Stereotypes are shorthand knock-offs, like the crone with the crooked nose who cackles.
Good characters are richer. They may be based on Archetypes, but they lead their own lives, follow their own passions, make mistakes, learn and grow.

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Use magic, but limit its power!
The Secrets to Writing Fantasy | Writinghood

1 comment:

Allison Jae said...

Thanks for adding my article to your blog.