I think alot of people are bored with real life and can not find an interest in reality ,too many fairy tails as kids......?
Creating new worlds and playing out wildly imaginative situations that wouldn't necessarily happen in real life is fun, that's why!
The best fantasy stories present worlds, people, and conventions that stimulate the mind to appreciate "the art of literary composition." Fantasy is one of the best literary art forms because it introduces conventions like "practical magic", "practical scenarios", "practical problems", "practical love stories" and interesting creatures with practical physiology. That said:
I chose to specialize in fantasy writing (as well as science fantasy) because I can artistically invent dynamic worlds, marvelous (but realistic) scenarios, epic-level characters, unique animals, and advanced technology or magical forms. Because in the end: I can say it is exclusively my own masterpiece!
Visit my hubs for dynamic, action-packed fantasy stories of "love & lost", "self-awareness, self-sufficiency", "mental anguish of greed", "bonding for a great purpose", and more.
Eye of the Tiger
Dark Glass (novelette)
Man and Machine
The Duke of Darkness
My imagination already runs wild - I'm always in a world of my own: filled with magic and knighthood and fantastical creatures. I just figured that I might as well release some of my wild imagination onto paper.
As long as I can remember, fantasy has been deeply rooted in me. I was always the weirdo with the wild imagination, but I was often exposed to fantasy during my childhood with Willow, LOTR cartoons, and a few others that I can't recall. My father was always into the star wars trilogy so I have a mutual respect for sci-fi as well.
The sad part about writing fantasy now is that there is no one with whom I can relate to with it so I'm always looking for someone on my level of thinking. I don't just write it because it helps me escape reality, but because anything fantastical from creatures to settings have some truth in them. They all came from somewhere and not always just someone's imaginations. No one can disprove what is or was real just becuase they hold a degree in some science field.
I started writing my fantasy about six years ago, and since then my writing skills have vastly improved. I have pages and pages of history of the worlds I created and no one can tell me it's anything wrong with creating new worlds this way. I love to do it. In some cases, my most recent story especially, I have a timeline I started working on where works from some failed story ideas were implemented successfully into the history of the world I was creating. In most cases, it felt as though I was always writing the history of this new world I'm creating.
I don't just write fantasy just because it's a genre I love, but because it allows me to tell stories with soul in them. A lot of my failed stories fell to the wayside because I noticed their lack of soul and relevance. But if I ever return to rewrite them as part of the history of The Peace Dragon, The Three Tribes, or Inzpuk, they will have soul. I know it.
I firmly believe that my writing can strike cords with people on a spiritual level because I put my characters in tough situations. I completely flesh out their life story and not just focus on their current objective. I think that their history and history as a whole play a huge part in their motives. Also, their is also mention of a God-like figure that is never actually described in any way. My characters aren't just on a quest.
I love how it takes you away for a little while, you know give you a break from reality.
Fantasy writing allows exploration of the human condition without forcing one to point a finger at "real" groups and/or situations.
Beyond that...I love to build worlds, interesting characters, and live outside a reality that is too often difficult and misguided.
escape into your own world where your rules apply, only so many of us can say we can see every little detail of the world we create. for myself i love seeing the heroes and villains i create go through some of the things i did and others around me, playing out the scene until i am satisfied the best result then adding the entertainment value for people to enjoy and read even talk about just gives me a uplifting feeling.
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