I’ve experimented with many genres before. I’ve tried sci fi, mystery, espionage and even YA. Sometimes I do write some non-fiction too. Yet I found myself stuck reading and writing fantasy books, regardless of its subgenres.
I guess what makes it appealing to me is the magical aspect of it, whereby its a total escape from reality. I can write about anything I want and almost every time it makes sense in a fantasy world.
I can make a book about dragons that possess the most ancient of knowledge. I can make a book about elves and their conflict with the other treefolks. Magic, war, quests, adventure, action, drama and everything. It’s limitless!
I can even project myself into the story in creative ways, something that’s difficult to do in other genres. When I feel happy, I can write how a character is flying through the clouds. When I feel sad, my characters would be undergoing various trials in underground tunnels. You see? I enjoy the art of expression that comes with fantasy that just unleashes my whole imagination!
“But Lionel, what about sci-fi? That’s also limitless!”
Yes! Indeed that’s true and let me tell you that I am as much a sci fi geek as I am the next guy! However, I have to be honest and say I haven’t read enough sci fi books to let me familiarize with its style of writing. Sci fi had always been a more visual genre than it is a black and white one, in my personal experience that is.
But whatever genre I write, I hope whoever’s reading it will feel how I feel when I was writing it. And especially in my fantasy book series “Hymns of Evermorn”, I hope I could get my messages across to all of you.
With that said, I hope you all have a great day. Cheers!
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