How to write a good fantasy book series

Know your building blocks In order to portray a compelling alternate version of the world, you must first be well-versed in the facts of the real version.

Other than writing fiction, he also writes a blog discussing literary theory, usually as it pertains to fantasy, and a blog series discussing the image of the hero in Western society, from mythology and up to modern times.

A well-known fantasy epic with strong undertones of historical influence is George R. Side-characters and antagonists felt real. It seems many authors feel the same, and they set their stories in more exotic places. You will deviate from the outline during the writing process.

Not as fantastic as Ms. Narration is in the first person solely via Jawad al-Qasr. However, when we look a little deeper as most of us were forced to do as high school English studentsthe meaningful real-world allegories Orwell is drawing — Soviet Union politics, life in wartime Britain — become all too clear.

Necessity, content and form -- if your prologue is a professional in all three, then you have acquired a superb worker. The end of the world as we know it Dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction has seen a meteoric rise in recent years, especially in the young adult sub-genre.

Perhaps they occur in another time or place, and have too much weight to mention by-the-by. But instead of getting wet, she travels to a world your choice and finds out she is the ruler. After all, most symbols, plots and other elements of fiction are continuously recycled. Things are going missing from your protagonists home.

It is my 1 UF novel series; paranormal series. Martin does exactly this in the fifth novel of his A Song of Ice and Fire series: After falling asleep during history class, a teen wakes up to find his school and town apparently abandoned, for what looks like years.

The prologue is written like a historian's preface to a published memoir, and analyzes the credibility of the events therein. Maybe I just expected to much. Advanced technology features prominently in Suzanne Collins' 'Hunger Games' series.

Maybe one of these will carry you for 50, words? The prologue should always be an integral part of the novel, written in the same spirit and style. Alternate reality — re-imaginings of the details of our existing world; popular with writers of science fiction.

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DOnna Patten June 23, at 5: Harry enters Diagon Alley to explore his magical new world. Time plays against him, and he must find answers soon. He is a ghost to walls and vaults, he laughs at locks, and Jawad must capture him before powerful people lose their patience and send the young rogue to the scaffold.

Such a narrative would usually follow the lines of a "different POV" prologue, with emphasis on exposure rather than on intrigue. Of course the warrior is brave.

They don't quite fit any particular mold and thus add to the story's stakes. Also, an author I just discovered, Tina Folsom. Make your protagonist the age of your audience.Official Author Website Order the book HERE AUTHOR INFORMATION: Lauren C.

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Teffeau was born and raised on the East Coast, educated in the South, employed in the Midwest, and now lives and dreams in the Southwest. She is a graduate of the Taos Toolbox workshop, a master class in writing science fiction and fantasy. Schooled in Magic is a series of fantasy novels by Scottish author Pittacus Lore is a pen name used by the authors James Frey and Jobie Hughes as they write their series of In addition to being the author of the book series, Pittacus Lore is also a character in the books as the Lorien’s ruling Elder.

(more) 0. Read More. Pre-made Book Covers For $50 or Less! Cheapest Professional Covers around! Thousands to Choose From. All Genres. How to write fantasy - what's a fantasy novel? Fantasy is a genre or category of fiction that is about things that are generally considered to be impossible.

This includes magic, and magical creatures such as elves, dragons, and unicorns (the tooth fairy is, of course, real). The key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word “epic”. But this doesn’t just mean big in scale, scope, and size.

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An epic fantasy novel doesn’t have to be a thousand page doorstopper. In book 4 it will have the ultimate conclution of the series but will lead to the prequel of the series.

Then it will lead to the series sequel. The main part of the series is called Team Formation.

How to write a good fantasy book series
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