Fantasy Writing Resources

Fantasy Writing resources, tips advice and more...





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Fantasy Writing Resources is a compiliation of links for all phases of the genre. Not all of them will work for you, so check them out, see what works and use the tools and techniques that help you grow and succeed as a writer.

The links will take you to the websites of many author and writing websites where you can find a plethora of information. Take a look, use what is suitable and move forward. Good luck and happy writing!

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General Resources

I've listed links here for general resources that include grammar and usage, and writing tips and information specific to fantasy fiction.

Creative Writing
How to write a fantasy novel and other writing tips.

Elfwood
A haven and creative platform which invites everyone interested in fantasy.

Epic Fantasy Blog
Advice and tips for writing fantasy.

Fantasy Fiction Factor
Writing tips and research sites for writers wanting to write a fantasy novel.

The Fantasy Guide For Writers
On writing fantasy for authors.

FantasyWriters.org
An online community for fantasy and science fiction writers that offers story submission for peer review, forums, polls, and private messages.

Fantasy Writing Tips
Tips and advice on all phases of your novel by Daniel Arenson.

Fantasy Writing Prompts
Fantasy author L.B. Gayle provides promts to combat writers block or procrastination...

FARP Fantasy Art Resource Project
Plenty of tutorials and resources for the Fantasy writer.

Getting Started in Fantasy Writing
Newcomer’s guide on how to get started in the genre of fantasy writing.

How to Write a Fantasy Novel
Video with transcript on writing a fantasy novel.

How to write fantasy that will absolutely slay the editors
Excellent article on writing and preparing your manuscript.

The Language Construction Kit
Pages intended for anyone who wants to create artificial languages.

Mythic Scribes
Forum and articles on fantasy writing.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
Professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.

SFRT
The premier online community for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers, readers, and fans since 1986.

Storm The Castle
Articles and info for fantasy writers.

Writing Fantasy Fiction
Information and resoures on how to write fantasy.

Writing World: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Articles on different aspects of writing Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Creating New Worlds

Here you'll find the resources that will help you create wonderful new worlds...

Creating Believable Worlds, Characters & Creatures
Writing techniques by Fantasy writer, M.B. Weston.

Dr. Zahir’s Ethnographical Questionnaire
Questionaire template to lay out your kingdom.

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions
Questions meant to aid authors of fantasy fiction who are seeking to create believable imaginary settings for their stories.

Fantasy Worldbuilding Resources
Oodles of helpful links and resources about all aspects of science, culture, and fantasy.

Map Drawing
Techniques on drawing maps for fantasy worlds.

Doing Your Research

I found some great sites to help you do your research without even leaving your computer chair! You'll find links to mythology, astronomy, Gods, creatures and much more.

Dave's Mythical Creatures and Places
Large collection of pictures and descriptions of mythical creatures and places.

Encyclopedia.com
The place to go for fact checked data.

Encyclopedia Mythica
An on-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend containing thousands of article and hundreds of images and stories.an on-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend. It contains thousands of article and hundreds of images and stories.an on-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend. It contains thousands of article and hundreds of images and stories.

GodChecker.com
Your guide to the Gods.

The Internet Sacred Text Archieve
An archive of free books on religion, mythology, folklore and more.

Mythological Creatures
A great list and descriptions of mythological creatures.

Myths and Legends
Extensive listing of myths, legends and folklore.

Rutgers Education
Background sources to help in creating your fictional world.

SpaceRef.com
"21 news and reference web sites are designed to allow both the novice and specialist alike to explore outer space and Earth observation".

Timeless Myths
Here you will find tales and information on ancient and medieval mythology and legend. Timeless Myths centred around four mythology in Europe.

Vampires Witches and Warewolves
Resources of Vampires, Witches and Warewolves for beginner and established writers.

Windows to the Universe
Extensive site on Mythology.

Writers Markets

If you're ready to try your hand, here are a few good listings of writers markets for you to try out...

Fantasy Short Fiction Market Listings
If you're looking for somewhere to submit your short Fantasy stories you'll find plenty of markets to choose from here.

The Market List
The Market List is the original electronic writer's market resource.

Speculative Fiction Markets
Links to Web pages of paying markets for short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories.

Courses and Workshops

Critters Workshop
Critters is an on-line workshop/critique group for serious writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.

Odyssey Writing Workshops
Workshops and many other resources for Fantasy writers.

Uncle Orson's Writing Class
Writing lessons by Orson Scott Card

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Free online course for young writers, created by SF author Jeffrey A. Carver. Covers the fundamental skills needed to write successful SF and fantasy stories.

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