What Is Fantasy Fiction? Plus A Fantasy Book Title Generator

Do you want to write fantasy? We answer the question: What is fantasy fiction? And we include a fantasy book title generator for writers.

What Is Fantasy Fiction?

We love reading genres because they fulfil our expectations. Fantasy is one of the most popular fiction genres.

We usually find ourselves in kingdoms in fantasy universes, and, if you write in this genre, world building is important. You should also love myths and magic and magical creatures.

The stories are mostly set in worlds that resemble Europe in the middle ages. They are filled with other-worldly characters like witches, elves, and sorcerers. They often feature animals and mythical creatures that have the ability to talk like human beings.

They mostly follow the plot of The Quest, where the protagonist has to search for something or someone to save the world.  They also have to find the inner strength to succeed.

A great fantasy novel has all the elements of a good book, including a great protagonist, a formidable antagonist, a love interest, and an inspiring friend/sidekick.

If you want to write fantasy or if you love reading fantasy, you will love these posts:

  1. 101 Fantasy Tropes For Writers
  2. A Complete Glossary Of Terms For Fantasy Writers
  3. The Greatest Fictional World Builder Series
  4. The 4 Pillars Of Fantasy
  5. 10 Classic Fantasy Tropes & How To Enliven Them
  6. 7 Ways To Create A Spectacular Magic System For Your Novel
  7. Why Writers Should Know About Monsters Before They Write a Word
  8. Hard Or Soft Worldbuilding: Which Is Right For You?
  9. 10 Classic Fantasy Tropes & How To Enliven Them

Listen to these podcasts:

  1. Writers Talk 1 | Neil Gaiman
  2. Writers Talk 4 | The Top 100 Fantasy Books
  3. Writers Talk 6 | Fantasy Sub-Genres

Top Tip: Learn how to write fantasy. Buy The Fantasy Workbook

Fantasy Sub-Genres

You will also find many sub-genres, including these:

  1. Children’s Fantasy
  2. Comic Fantasy
  3. Fairy Tale Retellings
  4. Fantasy Romance / High Fantasy Romance
  5. Gothic Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  6. Grimdark Fantasy
  7. High Fantasy / Epic Fantasy
  8. Historical Fantasy
  9. Low Fantasy
  10. Medieval Fantasy / Arthurian Fantasy
  11. Portal Fantasy
  12. Science Fantasy
  13. Sword and Sorcery / Heroic Fantasy
  14. The New Weird
  15. Urban Fantasy / Contemporary Fantasy
  16. Young Adult Fantasy (YA Fantasy)

Top Tip: Learn how to write fantasy. Buy The Fantasy Workbook

Fantasy Book Title Generator

There are even certain types of titles that we expect to see in different genres.

If you want to write a fantasy novel, or, if you just want to have some fun, use this fantasy book title generator to create a title for your next book.

You can play around with the prompts:

  1. If you find a better title by choosing a different letter of the alphabet, use it!
  2. You can use all three lists. Examples from real life: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
  3. Or you can stop the title after the second list. Examples from real life: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Fantasy Book Title Generator

For a larger image and to download your free generator, click here: Fantasy Book Title Generator

If you like this generator, click here for our:

  1. Literary Book Title Generator
  2. Thriller Book Title Generator

Top Tip: Learn how to write fantasy. Buy The Fantasy Workbook

 by Amanda Patterson
© Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 2nd September 2019

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