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5 Ways to Get Fantasy Wrong
Yes, you're writing a fantasy story. Yes, that means many of the normal "rules" of reality are suspended. It doesn't mean you can just write whatever you like and expect your readers to swallow it. The existence of dragons they'll probably accept. Moscow being the capital of France they probably won't.
The key to "selling" weird, fantasy stuff to your reader (like dragons and half-elves) is making the world at large believable. This means getting the simple things right. So on that note:
1. Factual Errors
There are things in the wide-world of fiction that are fantasy elements; things like dragons, unicorns, and women who find beards sexy. There are other things in the wide-world of fiction that are factual elements; things like the speed of an average horse, the boiling point of water, and the observation that iron rusts.
Clearly, these are not two distinct categories that can have a line neatly drawn between them. You may have creat
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Koeryn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Glad you liked my photo... thing.
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for the late reply, but thank you for the fave on Tear Down The Sky! Your support is greatly appreciated, and I hope that you have a very blessed day. :heart:
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Hey! Much Obliged for the Fav!!! :D
Threewiseman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Interface Designer
Thanks for the Fav! Much appreciated.