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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 is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She 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 N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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

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