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Something about genre fiction inspires its fans to write stories. This is probably the truest of readers of fantasy fiction. The fantasy genre tends to inspire great loyalty among its readers, who are always on the lookout for their next epic reading experience. Many of these same fans create their own work as well whether it is short stories or novels. Just visit the short story area at such big science fiction and fantasy sites as and you will see how many people like to write in their favorite genre.
Readers of fantasy are prompted to start writing fantasy because they like being drawn into the alternative worlds of fantasy. It is fun to escape the boredom of regular existence and go struggle alongside heroes who are trying to save the world from evil. After reading a good fantasy novel, one will continue daydreaming about other realms and new adventures. This triggers the imagination to go so far as to compose a new story.
Writing in the fantasy genre allows the writer to explore his or her own desires for how a story should be told, how the monsters should look, and what powers the characters will be allowed to have. It also allows the writer to imagine a slightly new ideal of a hero or villain. Of course, most writers are trying to create the next great thing in fantasy fiction, but at the very least, each writer is experiencing his or her imagination at deeper levels when writing. And this is what the reader-turned-writer wants: an even fuller and more engaging experience in a fantasy world.
Evidence of how much fantasy fans like to continue acting through the adventures can be found in the multitude of role-playing games that are fantasy based. There are other games with other themes, but the overwhelming majority of them are about questing against trolls and dragons and trying to add to your character's magical powers and obtaining better weapons.
There seems to simply be a portion of humanity that is captivated by the thought of carrying a sword, battling monsters, and of finding an extraordinary destiny. These elements have always had appeal to many people. Fantasy is arguably the original genre. Stories through the ages and from many cultures have been about battling gods and magical creatures from the very ancient Epic of Gilgamesh to the Iliad and the Odyssey to King Arthur to the Lord of the Rings.
Fantasy literature also explores issues that most people can relate to from their real lives. Characters in fantasy are often tormented by the deaths of loved ones, and characters are driven by such mundane failings as greed and lust for power. All these things people will eventually encounter in daily life, but it is much more stimulating to examine the difficulties of human existence in a fantasy setting because such interesting adventures are also happening in the story.
Readers of fantasy find in their genre a perfect blend of trials that they can relate to and things that are never going to happen to them but are exciting to imagine. Such a captivating combination also makes a great place for people to explore their own thoughts and creativity and write new stories. The fantasy fiction genre will likely always be here.

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Comment by aparajita basu on July 20, 2015 at 11:21am

BLOGGERS/Readers/Reviewers NEEDED FOR Urban Fantasy Review tour

Absolutely Book-alicious Tours is hosting a mass review event for: Frivolous Pursuits by DC Farmer.  This event is scheduled for 24th August.  If you would like to participate in this event, please fill out the form below.  Participants will receive everything they need as soon as possible.

Genre - Speculative Urban Fantasy

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Darren Trott has a job, a feisty girlfriend and a house with potential. Oh yes, he's living the dream. Problem is, it isn't the dream he applied for. You see, Darren likes taking photos of plastic models in real world settings. He calls it art. His girlfriend Amanda calls it a frivolous pursuit. She wants him to give it all up and turn his garage studio into a nail bar. Trouble is, his art won't let him. Every time Darren takes a picture, something very peculiar happens. Something amazing, and weird, and genuinely out of this world. Psychopathic relatives, aboriginal demons, warrior queens, and a Brownie called George with red skin, claws and an attitude bigger than a banker s wage, all want a piece of Darren. But they'll have to get past Amanda first because she's at the front of the queue. DC Farmer cordially invites you to join him in exploring the next white-knuckle case report from the Hipposync archives.

Comment by Susan Hanniford Crowley on June 29, 2015 at 5:01pm

Hi. I'm going to Pi-Con's Connecticut Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Convention which starts off with the 9 am - 6 pm Friday Writers Workshops. See details below.

Pi-Con 9 is going to be the best ever this year. Starting at 9 am on Friday, July 31st to 4 pm on Sunday, August 2nd at the Sheraton at Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT. Register at
Registration for the weekend is only $35 person. It’s $45 at the door. The most affordable fun you’ll have all summer.
Here’s the growing list of events to choose from:

Writers Workshops (with publishers, editors and authors) Friday 9 am to 6 pm – a fun and fascinating collection of panels and workshops with professionals –something for every writer and a game to try for those thinking of writing

Panels of Science Fiction and Fantasy with enthusiasts galore
Gaming and LARPs – Get your game on! 
Costuming and Masquerade
A Filking program designed by Roberta Rogow and Gary McGath

A Tea
And more!
Come one! Come all! Fun for the whole family! Enjoy the friendliest little convention in New England.
Register today and don’t miss out. See you there!
See you there!
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Author and Editor
Please, pass this on to your writer friends and lovers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The Fridays Writers Workshops are going to be great.

Comment by W.A.Rusho on January 22, 2015 at 11:25am

I received my first review of my novel, “Legend of the Mystic Knights”

Comment by W.A.Rusho on August 15, 2014 at 2:03pm

My big day is here: LEGEND OF THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS is now available for the Kindle on Amazon:

I am excited, as this is my first novel.  Here is the description.

The world has been taken over by evil monsters spawned in hell itself. So powerful is the evil that civilization has been stuck in the medieval times for the last 1,000 years. The only hope for humankind is a page training to be a knight. Is the simple page the one prophesied to remove the evil from our world? Can this page become a knight, so he can fulfill his destiny? All he has to do is survive long enough.

Legend of the Mystic Knights is the debut novel by W.A.Rusho
Combining elements of fantasy with realistic accounts of medieval living, the author has created a book that not only entertains but also educates

Comment by F.T. McKinstry on July 1, 2013 at 5:00pm

Hello All, I just joined the group and wanted to share my work. You can check out more stuff on my website: Cheers, Faith

In the world of Ealiron, an ancient hierarchy of wizards wields balance through a complex magical system of correspondences between trees, birds, color, sound, geometric patterns and energies deep in the earth. Votaries of the old powers work the forces of nature inherent in the cycles of life, death and transformation. Through this balance, The Chronicles of Ealiron delves into the nature of the Otherworld through interactions between mortals and immortals.

In this series of standalone tales, wizards, warriors, priestesses and fools embark upon swords-and-sorcery adventures into the darkest and most sublime aspects of the human heart.

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Comment by Caitlin Blanchard on April 9, 2013 at 5:19pm

Hi there, fellow fantasy people. I write fantasy (usually adventure-type narratives) though I have nothing published yet. I'll be interested to catch up with you all.

Comment by Taylor Akemi on February 19, 2013 at 3:08am

Hi Fantasy lovers,

SONG OF DOOM, Part I will be available for FREE for Kindle download for a limited time only, tomorrow, 2/19/13!  Please check it out!  It has no reviews as of yet, and it would be great if anyone could take the time to do so!  Amazon

"The Song of Doom: Part One" is a dark, swashbuckling epic fantasy. Imagine the epic reach of J.R.R. Tolkien, the propulsive action of Robert E. Howard and the modern grit of George R. R. Martin, and you'll have some idea of the thrills awaiting you in "The Song of Doom", a two-volume fantasy epic by the author of "City of Shadows" and "Jagged City". Volume Two is now available.

Baleron is the youngest son of the king of Havensrike, a land eternally at war with the dark empire of Oslog to the south. Ruled by Gilgaroth, the legions of Oslog have continually striven to tear down the works of man and sweep the world in darkness. For eons the dark masses have awaited their lord's Chosen One, "ul Ravast", he who will be appointed by Gilgaroth to usher in the next age of shadow.

That time is now. Baleron, though a womanizer and rogue, the black sheep of the royal family one step from being kicked out of the castle, is loyal to the kingdoms of the north and wants only to redeem himself in his father's eyes. But as Baleron leads his sister Rolenya's wedding party through the treacherous Aragst Mountains, they're set upon by the dark powers, and the thralls of Gilgaroth call out to Baleron in worship, calling him "ul Ravast" -- the Chosen One.

This is just the beginning of Baleron's epic journey of bloody action, romance, wonder and discovery. He'll know war, hardship, battle with inhuman creatures and all the terror of Oslog before he can find out what it means to be the Chosen One of Gilgaroth, and what it takes to throw off his dark destiny.


Comment by David Ofshinsky on February 17, 2013 at 11:27pm

Hello everyone, I just joined the group and thought I'd share my debute book Shattered: Fragment Trilogy Book One. Its avalible on as a paperback and kindle.


When Tural, an assasin's apprentice is told he is going on his first big kill he is ready to take up the challange. Soon he finds out he is anything but. Thrust into a world of constant combat, Tural must find a way to survive with the help of the last of an order of warrior monks, and a young and beautiful warrior mage. Together they face overwhelming odds, dangerous foes, and unimaginable Majicks. Can they gather the sacred fragments before it is too late?

Comment by Taylor Akemi on February 16, 2013 at 7:34pm

Hi fantasy bloggers!  I just recently read a book called CIty of Shadows by Jack Conner and it is a great paranormal, urban fantasy novel that I think anyone here would enjoy.  For the artists in this group, I would check out his blog,  the artwork and content is great!  

It's a $3 eBook -  so worth it!  You can view my review of it here


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