Fantasy and Our Modern World

Fantasy and Our Modern World: A Few Observations The first truly modern fantasy work was The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. That’s not a statement that very many critical theorists can dispute. But what is fantasy, and how did Tolkien make it “modern” and what does it mean for us today? Fantasy is […]

Audience Analysis: Part One

how to analyze your Audience

How to get to know your audience As a new writer, you might not have given a great deal of thought to audience analysis. I’ve known good writers who don’t seem to understand it at all.  For example, one #1 New York Times Bestselling fantasy author right now insists that he doesn’t write fantasy. He […]