Books to Read in Fantasy: A Look at Lists
 

A Look At Lists

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Fantasy-Faction’s Best Fantasy Books of 2019
 

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Mark Lawrence Interview – The Girl and the Stars
 

Mark Lawrence Interview

The Girl and the Stars

 

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Cannon Fodder: Music

Cannon Fodder: Music 

Today I will introduce a topic I hope to return to from time to time: Inspiration. This one word is incredibly important to writers of all stripes, and is the basis for my ongoing article series, “Cannon Fodder.” Through this series, I hope to share some of what is unique in our world in hopes […]

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Mapmaking for Fantasy Authors

Mapmaking for Fantasy Authors 

A good map is, I’d venture to say, just as vital to you as it is to your characters; you need a map to know the size of the world they occupy, the length of their journey, its difficulty, and distance. Furthermore, a good map serves as an important tool for your readers as well. […]

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Why Are Our Heroes Getting Darker?

Why Are Our Heroes Getting Darker? 

I know this is a terrible request in my first article, but I am going to ask you to close your eyes. Go ahead! After putting in a few hours of hard reading here at Fantasy-Faction, I think you’ve earned it. Now, picture a hero. A generic, off-label, all purpose hero. Flesh out the details: […]

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How to Create a Promotional Trailer for Your Book

How to Create a Promotional Trailer for Your Book 

Today I am here to share some of the lessons I have learned while creating a book trailer for my novel, Firedust. While I would like to tell you that the process is beautiful and cathartic, like bringing a child into this world, I must warn you that the process is also messy and painful […]

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Setting the Scene: Weather

Setting the Scene: Weather 

This article is part of a continuing series on setting the scene in fiction. Through this series, I will explore elements critical to creating a compelling setting, including landscape, plants, animals, atmospheric phenomena, and architecture. ~*~ Weather. Whether it is sunny, or snowy, or drizzling, weather is always there. More often than not, it seems […]

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Zealotry in Fiction

Zealotry in Fiction 

There are few systems of belief that so greatly influence human behavior as religion. Our history is marked by acts of faith, both great and terrible, which have altered the path of civilization. Because of the tremendous role religion has played in shaping our world, it comes as no surprise that religion is used often […]

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Trope a Dope: The Origins of Evil

Trope a Dope: The Origins of Evil 

Literature, film, and music are filled to the brim with recurring themes and concepts- in short, ‘tropes’. While some people might see these tropes as testaments to lazy writing, they do represent an important part of the language of any genre. When used well, they serve as recognizable symbols for readers and viewers, a sort […]

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