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Some Tips to Remember When Learning How to Write a Fantasy Novel by Trevor Johnson

Writing a fantasy novel can be complex but as most writers know, there are favorite genres among us all. Once in a while though, we can step out of our element and give a different type of writing a chance. Here are a few tips to remember when learning how to write a fantasy novel:

As with most novels, you should have a general plotline and start getting to know your characters. In some instances the characters are so alive that the novel can practically write itself at times. When you are trying out a different genre such as fantasy, you may want to have a little help in keeping in the right direction.

Belonging to a local writing group can be a great asset. Most groups meet at least twice a month. Small groups like this allow you to take a few pages of the novel and read them aloud. Criticism in this environment is meant to be helpful and can even lead to some wonderful brainstorming. Having your own little built in audience can help with the flow of the writing.

If you like reading fantasy novels, then you are a step ahead as you already know what you like and what you want in a book. This can prove to be time-saving. Another tip in that area is outlining the novel and this again, helps you get to know your characters and the different situations you would like them to experience and/or encounter.

Remember that even though you are writing a fantasy novel the trick is to make the characters believable. This will draw the reader in and make he or she fall in love with your fictional person or alien and before you know it, you could have a fan club begging for more news of this beloved character. Who knows? This could be even bigger than the Harry Potter series. There is nothing wrong in believing you can write it and be successful at it. You may very well do just that.

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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This entry was posted on March 21, 2015 by in Contributing Writers and tagged , , , .
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