How to Build a Fantasy World: Realistic and Immersive Worldbuilding

What Does Your Fantasy World Smell Like? Writing the Senses

What Does Your Fantasy World Smell Like? Writing the Senses

This post is all about your nose. Might seem like a weird focus of fantasy world building, but I’m all about that detail. As fantasy world builders we spend so much time describing the weird and wonderful places we’ve created, from palaces to castles, to taverns to...

Should You Use Multi POV in Your Fantasy Novel?

Should You Use Multi POV in Your Fantasy Novel?

Multi-POV, or multiple point of view storytelling has been around for a long time and a lot of people either love it or hate it. It’s been particularly popular since A Song of Ice and Fire and it seems pretty common in the fantasy genre as a whole. But should you go...

How Big Should Your Fantasy World Be?

How Big Should Your Fantasy World Be?

What is one thing a lot of epic fantasy novels have? Enormous worlds that take years or even decades to build. I love fantasy world-building and big worlds with endless details. I really appreciate the work people go to, to bring these make-believe places to life....

Natural Resources and Trade in Fantasy Worldbuilding

Natural Resources and Trade in Fantasy Worldbuilding

I'm guessing no one’s jumping for joy thinking about mining or trade routes. You’d rather be building your magic system, drawing maps or creating brand new magical species. I get it, but if you’re here, the chances are you’re looking for ways to make your world feel...

Is Fantasy Popular Now? A Goodbye Review of Game of Thrones

Is Fantasy Popular Now? A Goodbye Review of Game of Thrones

While there's still the books to come, I wanted to write a special post today about the recent and final season of HBO's A Game of Thrones. This is a series that has won the hearts of millions worldwide. Somehow, this tale of magic, dragons and castles became the most...

The Endless Journeys: Transport in Your Fantasy World

The Endless Journeys: Transport in Your Fantasy World

For some reason, travelling is a huge part of the fantasy genre. Look at Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire and so on. Fantasy authors just can't help themselves. Someone's got to go somewhere. I think one of the reasons for this is that we...

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