These are my eight best tips for you to write your own page-turning YA fantasy novel. If you give yourself grace to not rush the writing process, if you include these elements in your novel, I’m positive your readers won’t be able to put your books down.
Writing fantasy but stuck for ideas? Use these 20 creative prompts to kickstart your next masterpiece and learn a simple trick to generate hundreds of new ideas.
Young adult fiction. It's created some of our biggest cultural moments and yet in some circles it's still given a lesser status than other genres. One reason for this might be the idea of the trope. Let's take a look at four "overused" tropes and why they're not so bad after all.
Want to start writing fantasy? Wondering what the main elements of a great fantasy novel are and how to use them? We've got you covered. ProWritingAid are incredibly excited to announce Fantasy Writer's Week, a week-long series of events all geared towards fantasy writers and world-builders.
Even if your fantasy character has magical powers and pointy ears, readers want to believe your character is real. Here are the four things you need to know to craft realistic, relatable fantasy characters.
Find all the session replays for Fantasy Writer's week here.
There are all kinds of writers in the ProWritingAid community, all with very different writing styles. Fantasy author Oz Mari G. shares how ProWritingAid helped her get through three rounds of rewrites before she published her first novel.
Have you ever noticed that many fantasy and sci-fi cultures all sound pretty much the same? Don't make the same mistake. Here's what you need to know about crafting compelling and diverse fictional cultures.
If you think a fancy novel-writing app costs too much money, you're in luck. We've got four awesome programs for authors that are totally free!
"Someone did something somewhere." That's every story at its most basic. The "somewhere" is setting, but "somewhere" isn't especially vivid. Here's how to make your settings feel detailed, interesting, and authentic.
A fantasy novel with a lame setting is like a rock song played on kazoo. A strong setting adds richness and depth to your book that few other fictional elements can offer. In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how to build a strong fantasy setting.
A guide to book length by word count for standard book genres broken down by genre. Here's why book length matters.
Action beats are often used in lieu of dialogue tags to show body language and to denote who is talking. But action beats are also useful for showing characterization, setting, and even world-building!
Powerful magic is fun in theory, but it can ruin the logic of your plot. Kyle A. Massa covers one of the most infamous examples of this issue and the lessons authors can learn from it.
When you build another world, you’re responsible for creating everything from the flora and fauna surviving in this new universe to a variety of species, including man, who inhabit your world. Here's how to do it.