Do you ever come across something–a movie, a band, or a book–and you think, how did I not know about this? This is great! Well, today is one of those days. Today I learned about the website Fantasy-Faction.com. Go ahead, and click on it. I’ll be here when you get back.
Wait, no. Scratch that. There’s too much good stuff on that website. You won’t be back. So read this post, then go over to Fantasy-Faction, read, bookmark, and subscribe–all that stuff. Trust me, you’ll like what you see. Tons of reviews, discussions, and interviews with the big names in fantasy. My word not good enough? Oh, alright. Here are a few highlights to get you interested, whether you’re readers of fantasy, writers of fantasy, or both:
Mapmaking for fantasy authors–this isn’t simply sketching out a few rivers, roads, and castles. This is a detailed set of instructions for writers. This will ground your fictional world in a sense of reality–it will get you thinking about all the little things your characters will have to deal with moving from point A to point B. You do want to be better writers, right?
Transcribed Interview with Brandon Sanderson–Sanderson is one of the hottest writers of fantasy around right now, putting out quality book after quality book. He’s also wrapping up the Wheel of Time Series. Why wouldn’t you want to read it?
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber–if Sanderson is the “new,” then Leiber is one of the “old” (and I mean that in the best way). This is a series review of a foundational fantasy series that is often overlooked by many readers and writers today. Check out the review, then start reading Leiber’s short stories. You can thank me later.
And lastly, their own fantasy anthology–you do want to join the ranks of published writers, right? Well, check out the contest.
And because I know you’re thinking it, no, I’m not being paid to say any of this. I’m simply sharing information about a website I found and liked. If you didn’t already know about fantasy-faction, aren’t you glad I shared? And if you already knew about this website, why didn’t anyone tell me? Alright, click over, and enjoy the new website (trust me, there’s always more room for another RSS feed). When you come up for air, let me know what you think of the site.