Ten Reasons Writers Should Read Something In the Fantasy Genre (Part 1)

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

1204250_magic_bookThe 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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  1. I think it would be good for everyone who says they “don’t like fantasy” to try a few different styles. There are so many different kinds of fantasy. I feel honored to have readers who have said “I didn’t think I liked fantasy, but I like this.” They just hadn’t found the style that was right for them. Mega hugs!

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