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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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Started by Urban. Last reply by 4-LAN Dec 30, 2013.

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Comment by 4-LAN on April 22, 2014 at 2:48pm

Fantasy Freelancers Universe,

I just posted this week's edition of What I Am Reading.

Please stop by and leave a comment.

Comment by 4-LAN on April 10, 2014 at 10:54am

Fantasy Freelancers Universe!

Please read my book review blog.

This week I am featuring Vampire Morsels by Joleene Naylor.


Comment by 4-LAN on March 25, 2014 at 11:31am

Hello fellow members of The Book Marketing Network :-)

Please check out this week's edition of What I Am Reading-my blog/book review.


Comment by 4-LAN on February 21, 2014 at 11:02am

Come check out the latest edition of What I Am Reading!

Comment by 4-LAN on February 13, 2014 at 8:47am
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
Shades of Gray
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What I am reading
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Comment by 4-LAN on February 10, 2014 at 10:28am

Vampires are everywhere!

Come check out my latest book review of Shades of Gray by Joleene Naylor!

Read my blog entitled What I Am Reading

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Comment by 4-LAN on February 2, 2014 at 3:02pm
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
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Comment by T.J.Dipple on February 23, 2013 at 9:50am

Hi everyone, I just wanted to take the chance to say hello and promote my book Reaper's Challenge. It is out now at Amazon:

Reaper's Challenge is the first in a trilogy that follows a group of guards
known as The Blades. They are a squad within the city of Kavernhive, a place
that has powerful magic that protects its citizens. At night The Haze settles
over the city and prevents people from dying of unnatural deaths. Reaper's Challenge follows The Blades as they seek to stop a dark wizard who has managed to break the magic of The Haze and is killing people at night. The wizard is a servant of Reaper, God of Death and is seeking to destroy Kavernhive's magic, bringing panic and death to the city that has not been seen for decades.

Comment by L E Fitzpatrick on July 23, 2012 at 2:29pm

Just a quick note say my book Harvest has now been published. It's the first in a series, which means there's more to come.

The Blurb

Finn is a simple priest living a life of solitude in the Temple until the night his dying father sends for him. Finn learns that, not only does he have a half-sister, but that she is a captive in the Vaults – a prison reserved for the most heinous criminals. Vowing to save her he enlists the services of the scoundrel pirate, Egan Wey. Together they set off to commit treason. But their adventure only starts with a rescue. Across the ocean a plague is coming, dead men are walking and blood is like gold. Someone is behind this, but can they find out who in time… This epic fantasy adventure is pulsing with adrenaline and dark humour, with swashbuckling pirates, raging zombies and copious bottles of rum…


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