Guest Post, Writing Tips

4 Ways to Create Wonder in Fantasy

What creates a sense of wonder in fantasy? Guest Post by Tabitha Driver “The true fairytale is, to my mind, very like the sonata….if two or three men sat down to write each what the sonata meant to him, what approximation to definite idea would be the result? Little enough…” George MacDonald writes in "The… Continue reading 4 Ways to Create Wonder in Fantasy

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On Eucatastrophe: Writing a Proper Fairy Tale Ending

If you are looking for a formula for writing the “and they lived happily ever after” ending of Disney’s Cinderella or Snow White, then you are going to be disappointed. I want to talk about real fairy tale endings such as Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid” where the prince finds his one true love and… Continue reading On Eucatastrophe: Writing a Proper Fairy Tale Ending

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Writing Fake Answers to Real Questions: Part 2

So you know that you need to write about hard, real questions and that you should explore the complicated aspects of those questions and not resign to cliches. However, if you have ever truly wrestled with a hard question, either by means of storytelling or not, you know that it can be extremely hard to find… Continue reading Writing Fake Answers to Real Questions: Part 2