March 13, 2010

Fantasy Writing

I don't want to write too much about it yet, because it's still a ways in the future, but I just recently got the inspiration for a brand new fantasy novel to write after I'm finished with my Makilien Trilogy. I may even have the title already, but I'll keep that to myself for the time being. As it is right now it will be a standalone book. No series this time, though I'm definitely open to inspiration.

 

In the last months I think I'm coming to realize that Christian fantasy is my favorite genre to write. It's not a surprise really since my favorite books are fantasy. The thing about fantasy is it's so easy to plot. I have no pressure at all to make sure anything is historically accurate. I can create absolutely anything. The only thing you have to worry about in writing fantasy is creating good characters, good plots, and making sure you're writing it well. I enjoy being free to be as creative as I want to be without having any restrictions and boundaries I have to work around.

 

Another thing I love about writing fantasy is it gives you the opportunity to portray Christian truths in very interesting and powerful ways. The most recent fantasy series I read, The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson, is a perfect example. I thoroughly enjoyed his portrayal of Christianity within the interesting world he created and hope to delight readers in the same way with Makilien and any future fantasy novels I write.

1 comments:

K.M. Weiland said...

I jumped from historical fiction to fantasy as well. I'm in the process of rewrites right now and having a ton of fun. I'm with you on not spilling too many of the details about an idea. It can kill the magic much too easily!