Help with writing fantasy

darkie

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So I started writing fantasy and i need help I am not best english writer and i didnt wrote anything in my life but i have inspiration to write great stories so any help will be grateful :)
 

Vladd67

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All I can suggest is to get your post count high enough to take part in the writing exercises, then submit a piece of work for criticism, the folks here will be honest and usually give good advice.
 

darkie

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All I can suggest is to get your post count high enough to take part in the writing exercises, then submit a piece of work for criticism, the folks here will be honest and usually give good advice.
Thank you man I appreciate this
 

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Hi there! To write fantasy you need first to have read a lot of fantasy (not necessarily in English, as I think you're saying English isn't your first language).

I think, then, maybe creative writing classes - if you've never written fiction before - might be the way to go, rather than just picking up a How-To-Write-Fiction sort of instructional book.

Final thought - if you've never written fiction, and you're not 100% confident in your English, I wonder if you have considered writing fiction in your original language? I'm not really a writer, and others might know better (or advise different tactics), but it seems nowadays that there must be a market for good fiction in any language. So my thought is, develop your fiction-writing skills in your first language - learn how to write fiction over time, with study and practice and guidance - see what the market is like for stories written in your first language, and then once you have developed proficiency, attempt the English-language market* for your stories. Just my 2 cents. Best of luck in your journey, CC

*sorry, that's assuming your intention is to, one day, publish in English; I may have misunderstood your first post.
 
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mistri

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Other things you could do are:
  • Keep reading, the more you read the better you'll write. Think about what makes your favourite books succeed - is it the plot, the writing, all of it?
  • Keep reading fantasy - this way you'll know the things that are overdone and have insights into what might feel fresh in that genre
  • Critique others - considering what make other people's writing work (or not) will also help you with your own skills
  • Keep on writing and self-edit. Be honest with yourself, would you enjoy your story if you were reading it as a reader? What could you work upon? Do you have any weak spots such as dialogue or spelling?
 

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