Crossing genres: exploring the different aspects of fantasy fiction

How do you like your fantasy? Here’s and excellent discussion of the sub-genres of fantasy with all the nuances. Fantasy has so many different ways of being written and enjoyed which keeps it interesting. Reblogging on Archer’s Aim.

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Welcome to September! I’m taking a moment away from my morning writing routine to introduce our topic, and thought that while I do so, I’ll take some time to reflect more on this great fantasy genre I write in and appreciate, via a detailed research tour, the diversity that exists around the unique narratives I’ve explored.

This month, our contributors will be writing more about what it means to cross genres or explore other aspects of fantasy, so to kick it all off, let’s talk about fantasy and just what it is and what sets it apart from the other genres.

johnrobinwall34The broad 4-group distinction

The fantasy genre is set apart from other genres in that it includes elements of the fantastic that vary from our mundane world of everyday experience. It is often categorized broadly based on the principles established in Farah Mendlesohn’s Rhetorics of Fantasy, wherein classification is…

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