FANTASY FREELANCE WRITERS

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FANTASY FREELANCE WRITERS

A Fantasy group brings fantasy writers, readers & artists together. From novels, graphic novels, fantasy art, to short stories. New writers come and promote your work.

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Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2013

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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. http://www.fantasticfansbooks.webs.com/.

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**THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!** Here it is! It's no secret that authors need reviews (as well as likes). I have a goal of obtaining 200 reviews in 2 weeks in preparation for my pitch to a few big wig…Continue

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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: ftmckinstry.com. 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.

Comment by Rocket Science Productions on April 19, 2013 at 5:32pm

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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.


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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.

 


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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 amazon.com 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?

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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, http://jackconnersblog.tumblr.com/  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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Comment by KB Lever on January 5, 2013 at 11:58am
**THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!** Here it is! It's no secret that authors need reviews (as well as likes). I have a goal of obtaining 200 reviews in 2 weeks in preparation for my pitch to a few big wig publishers! YIKES! I believe that we can do it! If you help me reach my goal, I'll give away a KINDLE from Best buy! If we fall short of 200, I'll still giveaway a $50.00 giftcard (to your choice Best buy or Amazon) The winner can also elect to get the gift card instead of the KINDLE (in case you already have one).

Drawing will be on Feb. 1st (I will quit sending out PDF's on the 17th but you can still "pay to play" by buying the kindle, nook, paperback and submit a review by the 1st)

Here are the rules!
Email me at Author.KB.Lever@aol.com to obtain a PDF file of Manipulating the List (or you're welcome to buy it to support me - Amazon.com or BN.com). Once you've completed reading it - go to Amazon.com AND BN.com (must go to both!) and leave an honest review! Once you've left your reviews send me a new email that says 1) your name 2) your reviewer name on the sites. Then keep an eye on www.facebook.com/TheImmortalCompanionSeries to make sure the NOTE (KINDLE GIVEAWAY) has your information to show that you have entered! Winner will be emailed as well. Thanks and Good Luck!

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Comment by Rebekah R. Ganiere on September 17, 2012 at 11:34am

New mock up covers for Dead Awakenings are on my blog!  Let me know if you like any of them!

http://vampireswerewolveszombies.blogspot.com/

I also love comments and follows.  I follow back :)

Have a great week!

Rebekah


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Comment by Joshua Paul Viola on August 20, 2012 at 10:17pm

Award-Winning Saga Has It All: Riveting Action And A Free 3D Comic App With Music By Celldweller

 

The Bane of Yoto, by Joshua Viola, is a trans-media experience that offers many ways to explore its rich storyline. From paperback or eBook to a free 3D interactive comic mobile app, this attention-grabbing novel was recently released by independent record label and music publisher FiXT – and promises to transport readers to a sinister world of cosmic drama and action they will never forget!

 

Formerly a professor of Game Art and Design, and now Art Director for Leviathan Games, Viola’s astounding vision is unmistakable in this perfect blend of science fiction and fantasy that comes together in a breakneck paced, action-packed plot where creatively original characters battle for their very existence in a brutal world.

 

Drawing rave reviews for its originality and vision, The Bane of Yoto has won awards from both the 2012 New York Book Festival and the 2012 Hollywood Book Festival, and is the first installment in a trilogy of science-fantasy novels by Joshua Viola.  

 

…Some say the Arbitrators existed long before the world was born. Others believe their dark powers spun the fabric of time itself. They are mystery. But this is truth. After ages of formless existence, the Arbitrators craved physicality once more and in their search for a worthy body to inhabit, they destroyed Ajyin – home to the gentle, blue-fleshed Numah and the combative, carapaced Olokun. But not all was lost. General Vega and his vile warriors enslaved the remaining Numah and they relocated to Ajyin’s thriving moon, Neos.

Under the general’s imperious rule, the Numah toiled to extract minerals for a defensive barrier called the Aegis Shield that the general vowed would protect Neos from the Arbitrator’s return. But the Arbitrators’ hunger sparked a great fire – a blaze of revenge and revolution that soon found its home in the heart of a weak and cowardly Numah named Yoto, transforming him into a powerful and dangerous being beyond the general’s control. Will Yoto use his new-found power to free his people – or will he annihilate them? Once again, the Arbitrators’ dark presence haunts the world of Numah and Olokun.

 

Always looking to break new ground, FiXT (owned by cyber-rocker Klayton of Celldweller), recently entered the book publishing business with The Bane of Yoto. Staying with the book’s theme, Viola has merchandise available ranging from PlayStation 3 Dynamic Themes, Sculptures and T-shirts, to posters and more, that are available through FiXT.  

 

For more information on Joshua Viola and his extraordinary novel, please visit: www.baneofyoto.com

www.fixtstore.com/baneofyoto

www.facebook.com/baneofyoto

 

The Bane of Yoto

By Joshua Viola

Available at all online outlets, author’s website and www.fixtstore.com/baneofyoto

ISBN-13: 9780985559014

Publisher: FiXT


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Comment by C.M. Skiera on August 18, 2012 at 12:30am

I forgot to mention below, since I'm new to the group, I thought I'd share a Smashwords coupon if anyone was interested in taking a free look at my new epic fantasy ebook, Crimson & Cream.  Here's the code:  JH88U (good through 8/26/12).

 
 
 

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