Write Your Own Fantasy Story By: Tish Farrell
Provides tips on how to write fantasy stories, including how to get started, how to create characters, and how to develop plots. Includes suggestions from famous authors.
I didn’t realize this was a YA book when I checked it out, evidently I’m blind because there was a huge YA sticker on the spine. Oh well.
I would definitely recommend this to a young, beginning writer. It was filled with great advice and good writing prompts. I wish I’d read something like this when I was young because I know I would have enjoyed following the writing tips it listed.
Since I have a little more experience I didn’t get much from this book. There were a lot of references to fantasy writers and advice and little snippets that they’ve said other places, nothing original, though.
Still I might find myself doing one of their writing prompts just for fun.
Here’s a line from the book I liked:
“Read other writers’ work to help you improve. Be grateful for their guidance, but don’t envy them.”