What we can learn from The Hobbit

What we can learn from The Hobbit

The Hobbit is one of the bestselling books of all time.  It’s also one of the best guides to writing fantasy.  Modern fantasy writers sometimes shy away from Tolkien, seeing him as dated or over-wordy. A desperate desire to see our work as original and unique means...
What actually is a ‘scene’ in a novel?

What actually is a ‘scene’ in a novel?

Is this a scene? If you’ve been writing fiction for long, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at some point, even if you didn’t think about it that way at the time. If you like to plan your stories, you might have found yourself creating a list of some or all...
5 reasons your novel might need a line edit

5 reasons your novel might need a line edit

Just before Fabled Planet was born, I hesitated to add line editing to our list of services – solely because so few authors know what it is and how it can improve their manuscript. I included it anyway. Because the truth is, a lot of authors who come to an editor...
5 awkward questions to ask about your magic system

5 awkward questions to ask about your magic system

Magic is the exclusive domain of fantasy and a cornerstone of our genre. So it makes sense that when worldbuilding, this is something you need to spend a bit of time on. A perfectly designed system of magic might just pop into your head while in the bath… or it might...

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