Fantastic Fantasy: A Writer’s Toolbox

For the Fantasy writers. This is my favourite genre to read.

Rosie Lloyd

Fantastic Fantasy: A Writer’s Toolbox

The fantasy genre has become more widespread and accessible over the last few years. It has grown far beyond its modern beginnings with Tolkien’s epic fantasy; now, we have historical (The Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill), epic (The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin), contemporary (Inkheart by Cornelia Funke), urban (Hyde by Lauren Stewart) and many more subgenres. Fantasy has become a heavier part of the public consciousness with more blockbusting films being released. With films like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and TV series like ‘Game of Thrones’, fantasy is no longer perceived as just for kids or geeky adults, but the general public. With the invention of eBooks, hefty books are now easier to read and cost less to publish. Publishers are searching for new authors to fulfil this new market. As a result, more writers are having…

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