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Write what you want to write and what you love writing. Post it in an appropriate forum for that genre. Your followers will come. Trust me, with what I write I thought NO one would ever read it. Couple of years later I'm able to sell an E-book because I gained enough of a following.


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You should write what you want to write, because only with your emotional investment will your story have the richness that makes readers enjoy it. But you will only be successful if by pure chance what you want to write coincides with what readers want to read. If you try to write what readers want but don't enjoy writing it, you will never have more than ...


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The answer is "it depends". It depends on why you are writing and the answer to that defines how and what you will write. If you are writing for money more than the joy of writing then you are going to be looking hard at what people want to read. That's fine insofar as it goes. Maybe you can write well without having any passion behind what you are doing... ...


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Write what you wish to write, which includes writing for others if and when you wish to. One caveat: In the end, there is no reward in writing anything that makes you come to despise writing, no money, no fame that can bring back what you will have forfeited, so check in with yourself along the way and remember that respectful choices are important to ...


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According to the (note: controversial) theorist Bruno Bettleheim, fairy tales have an important psychological function because they directly access archetypal images with deep cultural resonance. In other words, they play out the central conflicts of the universal human life in an allegorical manner. There is a big difference between modern fantasy novels ...


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It is not difficult to think of fantasy novels that don't have big battles (Voyage of the Dawn Treader). The battles, the strange creatures, etc, are set dressing. Sci Fi and Fantasy are often lumped together, and often appeal to the same readers, because they essentially do the same thing. They examine life through the lens of a different set of rules. The ...


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Oooh, i liked this question. Basically, for fantasy novels, i believe that readers expects epic battles between huge armies, they expect a deep lore, fantastic new creatures, fantastic new places. I guess that is the best definition i can give for what people expect in a fantasy novel. They expect Fantastic things. But let's get a bit broad here, now that ...



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