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Fantasy Writers

Your Type of Fantasy

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  • #135932
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    *has absolutely no clue what kind of fantasy I write*

    XD Thanks for the tag, though, @imwritehere1920!

    "For love is strong as death." -God

    #135934
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @devastate-lasting

    Ooh cool topic!

    So, personally, I really like fantasies that have underlying messages that are left for the reader to do with as they interpret it. For example, LoTR does a good job with this. (Although I admit, you do have to do a lot of slogging through pages of Hobbits just wandering around to get to those underlying things.)

    I have also always been attracted to myths legends and ancient cultures, so that’s probably why I really appreciate worldbuilding in fantasy books. (I read the Silmarillion…and really liked it. So, that just gives you an idea of what I mean by I really like worldbuilding haha.) I find stories within stories or written songs within stories especially fun. The Wingfeather Saga did a nice job with this.

    That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. 🙂

    #135935
    Brian Stansell
    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    @esmeralda-gramilton

    Wow, Esmeralda!

    Your WIP sounds pretty cool!  Would love to see what you’re doing with it.  Have you checked out the Audio Cinema topic in the Fantasy Writers Forum yet?  Would love to hear you read a single scene from it and follow that challenge.

    Here’s a link to that topic, if you want to check it out.
    https://storyembers.org/groups/fantasy-writers/forum/topic/audio-cinema/

    Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
    I was born in war.
    Fighting from my first breath.

    #135947
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @esmeralda-gramilton Whoa, that is extremely interesting! I love plots with relationships and this whole Bonding thing has really drawn me in. Is there any way to break off a Bond? Are your main characters human or humans and dragons?


    @arindown
    Those all seem really fun. They do sound like they’d spice up the story a whole lot.


    @ashley-tegart
    I have yet to read Demons but I thoroughly enjoyed Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorites. Do the monsters feed off of anything thematic, say, emotions or positive things and such?

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #135948
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @joelle-stone Absolute mood. Same here, same here.


    @lonathecat
    Oh, nice! Sounds like LoTR was made just for you, then! The Silmarillion was so heavy for me, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve yet to read The Wingfeather Saga yet, but I’ve heard great things about it.

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #135949
    Esmeralda Gramilton
    @esmeralda-gramilton

    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    Thanks! I haven’t seen that one yet. I’ll definitely look into it, though. It sounds interesting, and I’m glad you like the story.

    The idea is actually from November of 2019, but I just got to working on it, as I am a master Procrastinator. It’s been in progress for the last two years or so. :/

     


    @devastate-lasting

    There actually is a way to break off a Bond, but it’s extremely painful both mentally and physically. Bonds can’t be reformed, either, so when a dragon loses its Bond, it gets sent to a sort of wildlife reserve so people can take care of it. They’re also tagged with their names, but no-one is supposed to refer to them as that. It’s really sad.

    “No-one can judge your worth; They can only influence your judgement of your own worth.” ~Elysso

    #135950
    Lona
    @lonathecat

    @devastate-lasting

    In that case, I’d say The Wingfeather Saga is definitely worth your time if you get a chance to read it. 🙂

    #135954
    Chelsea R.H.
    @seekjustice

    @devastate-lasting

    Hello! I’m an avid fantasy writer and I’m so glad you asked about “fantasy types”, I’ve really enjoyed reading the results so far.

    I write mainly historical fantasy. Either fantasy set in a (real) historical setting (like Fawkes, or Romanov, by Nadine Brandes) or sort of alternate universe historical fantasy, I guess. However, my other little fantasy niche is like the combination of fantasy, dark academia and mystery.

    Mahalo keia huiʻana

    #135959
    Brian Stansell
    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    @seekjustice

    That is very interesting, Chelsea. I haven’t really thought of the term historical fantasy, but I guess that is also what some of mine are.  It uses the biblical account of history and finds small niches within it, that might easily get overlooked and plants a mystery between those historical milestones.

    For instance, I take the brief reference to the disappearance of Enoch in Genesis 5:24 and develop a “heavenly location” of where he, as a flesh-born man, was taken to. I also take the story of Elijah’s dramatic disappearance (2 Kings 2:11) and draw him to this same place, awaiting a future return to the earth as one of the two witnesses prophesied in Revelation 11:3-12.  I draw dragons into this story one unseen from Numbers 16:32, the Leviathan from Job 41 and Isaiah 27:1, and the red dragon in Revelations 12:3-4, as a kind of unholy trinity of beasts.  Rather than an “alternate” universe, however, mine is a symbiotic universe that is co-joined to this one but separated by a time coil.  Think of the brazen serpent in the wilderness (Number 21:8-9) acting as t literal model of time itself [as well as a foretelling of the one who holds all creation together [Colossians 1:16-17], wrapped around a central pole and cross-beam, coiling downward on a precise ratio of Fibonacci numerical sequences that end in infinity but began at the zero-point-energy (ZPE) incident of creation’s start.  There are interesting “real world” physics behind that, which seems to explain a truth about time that the atheistic scientific community is too afraid to consider, but the theory is so promising.  Check out Australian physicist Barry Setterfield’s pioneering work on the possibility that the speed of light is actually slowing down.

    Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
    I was born in war.
    Fighting from my first breath.

    #135962
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @esmeralda-gramilton Oh, wow, that is really sad. You’ve really developed this, though!


    @lonathecat
    Awesome! I’ll add it to my list.


    @seekjustice
    Oh, nice! What time periods do you usually set your historical fantasy stories to? And your other fantasy niche sounds quite intriguing! I’d love to hear more about it.

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #136079
    Ashley Tegart
    @ashley-tegart

    @devastate-lasting
    The monsters don’t eat anything thematic, necessarily, but their role in the story ties into the book’s larger theme. I’m about to start doing some revisions and will end up weaving in more thematic/symbolic significance!


    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    I can’t find the post in the thread, but I did get an email about American lit….I actually haven’t had as much luck with American lit! I do think Flannery O’Connor is a phenomenal writer and Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury is a great book. Otherwise I haven’t read many that I loved.

    #136123
    Linyang Zhang
    @devastate-lasting

    @ashley-tegart Oh, awesome! Good luck with that!

    "I set a melody upon the scenery I saw outside my window;
    It's beginning in my spacy world."
    - TK

    #136130
    Brian Stansell
    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    Hi Ashley,

    If I were to hazard a guess, I think I just used the comment reply on the message itself, so that may be why my American Lit query wasn’t showing up in the general Forum feed.
    It should show on your personal Activity page below the initial reply you made to this feed. (I’m kinda learning this stuff too, as I go.)

    Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
    I was born in war.
    Fighting from my first breath.

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