Fantasy as a Literary Genre

Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. We are learning about the fifth Pillar of Genre, Fiction. Last time, we went over a definition for Horror, and we talked about some examples of how to write it. This week, I want to dive deeper into the next of those subgenres, that of Fantasy, my absolute favorite genre ever. It is also, appropriately, my longest blog to date. I have a lot to say on this topic. Let’s get started.

Brandon Sanderson Drafting Method

Brandon Sanderson is a writer who goes through many revisions. He talks about this over several years during his BYU class lectures on YouTube, and I wanted to distill his process down from several videos, which I will link at least one of them in the description for the podcast and below this blog article for anyone who wants to hear him talk about it more in depth.

5 Podcasts For Writers

Last week we talked about some movies about writers, and this week I wanted to jump into the mix with some Podcasts which are by writers, for writers, and which I recommend and listen to almost daily. Writing Excuses (Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Daniel Wells) Writing Excuses is a podcast hosted by …

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