Writing Fantasy is like exploring a new world with each new story. Every stroke of the pen or keystroke bringing them to life.
What Is Fantasy?
Horrorseeks to scare. Science Fiction deals with the fantastical through the lens of science. Even when it handwaves most of the science away. Fantasy is the genre of the that doesn’t try to explain things away via a horrific supernatural entity or science.
People underestimate Speculative Fiction, but I think it is the best kind of fiction. It crosses the boundaries between commercial and Literary. It gives readers so many genres and sub-genres to read it leaves their heads spinning. And for writers of Speculative Fiction, there’s a whole universe of possibilities.
What is Speculative Fiction?
Speculative Fiction is an umbrella term for the fiction of “what if?” What if I aliens invaded? What if someone was being stalked by a centuries old serial killer? What if magical being were real and lived in our world? As such, it encompasses the more well-known genres of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. And lesser known genres like Alternate History, Surrealism, Absurdism, and Magical Realism.
I keep what I like to call a Story Journal. Even before I learned about Bullet Journaling and how that could help with finding time to work on my projects. In fact, I would call the story Journal a writers best friend.
Here’s why a writer should consider using one. Especially if they’re not a fan of planners and just want something to help them organize their work. And how to set one up.