Tag Archives: Epic Fantasy

What’s in a Fantasy First Arc?

TL;DR: The first arc of a fantasy story should create a bridge between the character and the conflict. Whether a bridge between character and conflict happens in the first chapter or the third or the fifth, as soon as the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy First Chapter?

(House cleaning tip from Adam over at Write Thoughts on the Fantasy Prologue post: Prologues aren’t always necessary for a hero’s tale, but if included, should come out of necessity, less it slows down the story.) TL;DR: The first chapter is generally where … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy Prologue?

TL;DR: A prologue isn’t always necessary for a hero’s tale, but if included, should come out of necessity, less it slows down the narration. It should also attempt to encapsulate the essence of the story. The story of a new hero should … Continue reading

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What’s your Preference on the Fantasy to Science Fiction Continuum?

Where does your preference land on this continuum?

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[Announcement] Top 50 Fantasy Books *2016 UPDATE!*

My biggest announcement of the year (& why I haven’t been posting much for the last two months) needs a bit of a drum-roll. So I thought, what better drum-roll than an updated list of the genre this announcement is … Continue reading

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Fantasy Recommendations by Subgenres

Fantasy is a tricky genre to do a recommendations list for because it has such a wide variety of sub-genres under it. This being the case, no one can truly know what type of story they will be getting into … Continue reading

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