Stories involving the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, creatures, witches etc.. have been a part of humankind long before printed literature. They started in the art of the spoken word 1000s of years ago and have evolved into the mass consumption of what they are today.
Fantasy literature emerged in the Victorian times with works of Mary Shelley, William Morris and George MacDonald. Then it was popularized in the entire world with the major influence of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit (1937)” and “The Lord of the Rings (1954-55)” which opened the doors to the modern fantasy novels of today.
Fantasy gives the writer the freedom of expression where they have the ability to use any story-telling element to strengthen the narrative. They “worldbuild” their story as they can create any setting and situation they desire. It gives the writer a lot of freedom of expression and it can become a…
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