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Fantasy writing. New

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 33yrs • M •
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Fantasy writing. New
Alright then. Lately, I have been looking around the blogs of many contemporary fantasy authors and there seems to be a trend in the posting of articles focused towards how one might go about improving their writing skills and ability to write a fantasy novel.
Though I agree it is possible to improve your ability to write, as a general thing, I do not see how it is possible to learn how to write a fantasy novel without first having some skill, or natural talent. Essentially, my main argument is that whilst it is possible for people to improve their writing skills, it is not possible to simply improve ones own imagination, imagination of course being the foundation of the fantasy genre.
So, what do you think. Do you think that it is possible for one not to just improve their writing skills, but their ability to write a fantasy novel of publishable quality. Furthermore, do you also think that it is possible that an individual can learn to improve their imagination, without first ripping off every other idea presented before them?
Tell me what you think, please.

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 31yrs • M •
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You know, FleetingDreams, that is a very interesting point. I could never get my head around the fact that you could take any sort of course to improve one's imagination from scratch.

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without first having some skill, or natural talent.

I think this is especially true. I think you have to have some form of previous creative skills to improve on.

Because lets face it, if you're not a creative or imaginative person, you wouldn't be considering being a fantasy writing in the first place.

But maybe there's another side to it, we'll just have to see what other people have to say.

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 33yrs • M •
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I agree. However, that's if other people will say anything at all.

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