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    Fantasy Unlocked: How to Get Teens Started with Writing Fantasy
    This article is by Alex Baker.


    Fantasy is a genre that has always resonated with teenagers. Whether it’s imagining themselves exploring the halls of Hogwarts in the pages of Harry Potter, or deciphering the alethiometer in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, for many teens fantasy is a chance to immerse themselves in a universe where the limitations of the ordinary are thrown out the window. And with fantasy becoming increasingly mainstream thanks to the success of blockbuster movie franchises like Lord of the Rings, more teens than ever before are having their eyes opened to the endless possibilities fantasy offers.

    But reading fantasy novels or watching it on the big screen is just half the story – what about writing it? Imagine being in the shoes of a teen, spellbound by the adventures of Percy Jackson or the world of Earthsea. You’re inspired – you want to write your own fantasy quest, with dragons, wizards, cute animal sidekicks, and more. But where do you even start? Fantasy is such a wide ranging genre it can be daunting even for experienced adult writers to know how to turn those ideas into something tangible, let alone teens who are putting pen to paper for the first time.

    If any of the above sounds remotely familiar to you, help is at hand. This article will be a guide to breaking fantasy fiction down into bite size chunks with three fun,...
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