Go Weird or Go Home
Fantasy literature provides a platform for the writer to do anything. Anything at all. The writer starts with the core of reality and builds. This core of reality is like an eternal—internal—spring and from its flowing waters, the writer can grow anything. And yet, so much fantasy looks like so much other fantasy. Whyyy?
Embrace the wide open openness of the genre. A writer has the power of world building, lore and legend, magic, and creatures galore. You can alter time and space, step into alternate dimensions, and challenge universal laws. You are beholden only to that which you yourself create. Go big. Dream weird. Be original.
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