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The perfect template to write fantasy is: use a medieval world add magic, dragons, faeries and/or other supernatural elements have a hero complete a quest add some romance


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Dale brings up a good point; for the most part, motion pictures are primarily told from the third person perspective. It's not better or worse, simply a constraint of the medium. Generally speaking, a motion picture story is what the audience can objectively see. By contrast, novels aren't constrained by perspective and can also include what the character ...


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I won't try to describe it, but here's how I would go about it: Put myself deep inside Brave's viewpoint. Notice what details she is taking in through her senses (see, hear, smell, touch, taste). Especially focus on her opinions of those sensory details. Whatever she has an opinion about, write that. Stay with her senses and opinions.


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The Deathgate Cycle, while leaning more toward fantasy, has some pretty strong elements of sci-fi as well. It's quite well-plotted, with excellent examples of satisfying character arcs and a cohesive plot that comes together over seven books.


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M.Y.T.H. Inc. comes to mind, and possibly Dinotopia. H.P. Lovecraft's work, while more focused on horror, contains elements of both fantasy and science.


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His swordsmanship is mentioned and talked about as part of the myth the realm has built around him. Some of these things are true, some are not. In reality is all about his place in the world as other sees it. This is to establish his place in relationship to those that look up to him, hate him, or simply envy him. We learn that he is a masterful sword ...



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