How does one begin writing a fantasy novel?

 Fantasy requires building a world that doesn’t exist but must live full-blown and realistic in the mind of the reader. So the first thing a writer of fantasy must do — after creating the story and the characters, of course — is to create the world that the story and characters will live in and …

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The Science Fiction Genre Part 4

More about world building in the science fiction, fantasy and paranormal genres. Yesterday I wrote about world building for my wip, Earth Legend. I described a world similar in appearance to Earth but functioning differently. Such a world was needed for Earth Legend but it's not what most novelists think of when they hear the …

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