You’ve just finished reading a fantasy novel, and while you hate that there’s no more to read, you’re so in love with the story and its characters, you marvel at the author’s power and imagination.
What must it be like to make readers feel the way you’re feeling right now?
With the generous supply of fantasy writing prompts in this post, maybe this is the year to find out.
Fantasy Story Ideas
Fantasy writing gives you the opportunity to create new worlds and realities. Your cast of characters can be regular humans, mythical beings, magical beings, or a group that includes all three.
The most compelling stories in this genre make use of the hero’s journey in some form. Think of Tolkien’s Frodo and the Ring. Or the teenage protagonist in Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology-inspired Percy Jackson series.
Pick up any well-written and well-loved fantasy novel, and chances are, the author adapted the hero’s journey to their main character’s fears, desires, and personal tests.
Learn from your favorite authors how to do the same, but in a way that fits your unique voice.
- Create something that will inspire as well as entertain your readers.
- Draw them into a world where anything is possible.
- Help readers believe their own power to change things when they’ve finished reading your book.