How to Write Fantasy Fiction

——   Created by Harry Dewulf

Techniques, method, structure and essential knowledge for writing a modern fantasy novel

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This is a course for authors and aspiring authors of fantasy fiction.

  • If you want to write a classic or modern fantasy novel
  • Inspired by your favorite authors
  • Or completely original
  • For all ages
  • Or for children, or young adults, or adults
  • Long or short
  • RPG or fairytale

Whatever the kind of fantasy you want to write, this course provides you with the tools and the knowledge to get it done, and get it done well.

As you might expect, many of the lessons in this course can apply more generally to storytelling, especially more traditional styles.

You will learn:

  • World building - not just landscape and history, but culture, bestiary, and economy
  • Character building - archetypes and beyond
  • Magic, what it is, and how to use it

Requirements:

  • You should be reasonably proficient at written English
  • You should either be gripped by the ambition to be a great fantasy writer, or
  • You should want to write, and write well, the sort of stories that you want to read

16 Lessons

0:05:15
Introduction
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0:04:52
What Is Fantasy?
0:03:45
The History of Fantasy
0:05:09
Welcome to Castle Country
0:05:03
Wold Building Rabbit Holes
0:08:06
How to Build Fantasy Worlds
0:06:04
Types of Fantasy Story
0:09:52
The Big Tropes
0:07:33
Choose your Hero Part 1
0:09:00
Choose your Hero Part 2
0:05:40
Fantastic Beasts
0:06:29
Racism
0:07:30
Magic
0:07:51
Gods, Myth and Creation
0:06:41
Fantasy Locations
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About the instructor

I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English. My regular …

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