What’s terrific about gothic literature is that it can both disturb and delight.
World building is criteria for many fantasy fans, drawn to well fleshed out worlds and unique magic systems. This makes sense. World building is a wonderful opportunity for writers to show their originality. Yet fantasy authors can place too much emphasis on world-building and neglect storytelling.
Historical accuracy. It evokes robust reactions from both writers and readers alike. Whether we discuss ‘Outlander’ or ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’, people desire correct depictions of historical events. And that makes sense.
Here are six elements of an effective dystopia.