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10 Rules for Writing Historical Fiction

Greetings epic fantasy writers and readers! Today we have historical fiction author Michael Bolan here to blog about the 10 rues for writing historical fiction — and there are some great tidbits in here for epic fantasy writers, too! Be sure to … Continue reading

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World Builders 3.0 – Level 1-1: Building a world for character

Welcome back to World Builders 3.0! For those who enjoyed the previous incarnations of World Builders, this next generation is going to zero in more on the process of worldbuilding itself while I work with fellow fantasy author and worldbuilding … Continue reading

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World-building: What Makes for a Great Fantasy Setting?

Welcome to November, and the “change of season” here on EFW. I hope you enjoyed our tour of crossing genres in fantasy. For the next few months, we’re going to explore the topic of world-building and what makes a great … Continue reading

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Horror in High Fantasy — Malkuthe Highwind

Malkuthe Highwind is here again with a bit of a scatter-brained take on the matter of horror in High Fantasy and why it’s a bit more difficult to insert horror into High Fantasy stories than one might think. If you like his … Continue reading

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Horror as Subgenre in Epic Fantasy – Elan Samuel

Elan is back this month with another meandering post about feelings. This time, about how horror makes an excellent subgenre for epic fantasy, using a specific example from the Wheel of Time. If you like Elan’s words, read more of … Continue reading

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Crazy for Cthulhu – Kant stand Kreuger

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming back a regular contributor to the EFW gang, Sean F. Gallagher. Sean is going to pick up the topic of adding horror elements to your fantasy story that Rayne Hall kicked off at the … Continue reading

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Horror Writing Tools for Authors of Epic Fantasy — with guest Rayne Hall

To wrap up our great discussion on crossing genres with fantasy this month, and prepare the way for next month’s topic, I’m pleased to welcome special guest, Rayne Hall, an author of dark epic fantasy with strong roots in horror. … Continue reading

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MYRIAD WORLDS, MYRIAD POSSIBILITIES: The Blending of Genres Within Fiction — Byron Gillan

Our tour of mixing genres in fantasy comes to a close today as author Byron Gillan add his perspectives to this rich topic. You can read previous posts by Byron HERE.  “I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever … Continue reading

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Mixing Fantasy and Other Genres – K.E. Madsen

Today I’d like to welcome another new addition to our contributor crew for EFW. K.E. Madsen, author of Silver Eyes. While I’m on that topic, Silver Eyes actually just  launched on Inkshares — check it out HERE and while you’re there, why … Continue reading

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Mixing Genres: An Important Writer’s Tool — Melissa Berg

Author Melissa Berg is back with a look at how mixing genres can be an invaluable tool that every writer should have. She will look at three ways different stories have used this technique. If you like Melissa’s article, you can read … Continue reading

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