8 Key Steps to Binge-Worthy YA Fantasy - Deepstash
How to Write Page-Turning YA Fantasy that Keeps Readers Up At Night
  • Craft Complex, Relatable, 3-D Characters
  • Craft A Villain That’s Hard to Hate and Love
  • Build

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8 Key Steps to Binge-Worthy YA Fantasy

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Tips to achieve this:

  1. Learning about the character on a surface level
  2. Understanding how the character thinks through personal journal prompts
  3. Journal prompts from the POV...

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A few romance tropes of YA fantasy are:

  • Enemies to lovers (my personal favorite)
  • Best friends to lovers
  • Strangers to lovers
  • Love at first sight

But th...

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Always Show Over Tell

Use Body Language Liberally

Body language allows you to shift a reader from reading to experiencing, the subtle change needed to keep them flipping the page...

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Good Dialogue Matters

Dialogue serves to fulfill several aspects:

  1. Dialogue allows readers to learn more about the character speaking
  2. Dialogue allows readers to learn about important facts pertaining t...

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Craft An Immersive Fantasy World

Building such a world is a feat on it’s own, however, here are some the main elements to consider:

  • The magic system
  • Geography of the land
  • Government
  • Money

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Some tips to accomplish this are:

  • A revelation that is new yet weaves through the fabric of the story intricately
  • A shocking detail about an obvious character with a greater secr...

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