I was wondering if you could tell me what makes up a good fantasy story?
That is such a subjective… subject… that I’m not sure I can give you a definitive answer, but not for not trying.
So I’m going to give you a few suggestions based on what I’ve seen work effectively.
- Anti-Hero. Include an antihero in your story. These are usually very dynamic characters that are really getting a solid following. They aren’t usually bad and they don’t really fall into what we typically consider good. Basically they wind up being good guys because of the situation or narrative.
- Show don’t tell. Use metaphor and comparison to describe what characters are seeing, what’s more, keep the descriptions to a minimal. Let the reader put the pieces together or have the characters react to what’s around them instead of just describing…
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