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Crafting Compelling Fantasy Narratives
October 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT
Fantasy novels are more than dragons and magical battles; they’re important tales that tap into the realm of myth and archetype. How do we write fantasy novels that are compelling—and also fun? Why do we read fantasy, and what keeps us coming back to certain stories? This craft talk will delve into the process of writing a fantasy novel—ideally one that readers can’t put down! Using examples from recent SFF literature for both adults and YA, we’ll look at how to build strong characters, create a story arc and develop world building. And we’ll also discuss how to utilize one of the most distinctive aspects of fantasy worlds—magic!