The fantasy genre is important. Now, maybe I’m biased as a fantasy writer, but I do believe that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Harry Potter/ contemporary fantasy person, or more of a Middle Earth/ classic fantasy fan. If you like the classics you could go with “The Once and Future King,” one of my favorite books of all time.
Now, you might not think fantasy is for you, at all. If you’ve read some fantasy, and have discovered it’s not for you, great! This post isn’t necessarily for you (but maybe you’ll enjoy reading it anyway). The post, as you see in the title, is about why the fantasy genre deserves a shot…. especially for writers. If you’ve given it one, well, that’s all any fantasy writer could ask.
Every genre is different. And I believe authors can learn a lot from reading genres they don’t write. They can take bits…
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