The fantasy fiction formula podcast

Posted by Rebecca Mortimer - Wednesday, 4 May 2016


In the final podcast in this series of six programmes about The Fantasy Fiction Formula, author Deborah Chester tells George Miller how to approach the process of revising – and explains why your mother may not be your best critic! If you’ve enjoyed these programmes, do check out Deborah’s book, which is full of further advice on how to make the most of your fantasy story.



Podcast Four

In the penultimate podcast in this series about The Fantasy Fiction Formula, Deborah Chester discusses the ‘dark dismal middle’ – that part of the writing process when new writers can literally lose the plot. Deborah gives some useful advice drawn from her own writing experience to help keep you on track.




Podcast Four

The fourth in our series of podcasts about The Fantasy Fiction Formula is now live. In this week’s programme Deborah Chester provides some tips on writing effective dialogue and avoiding some common pitfalls.


 Podcast Three

The third in our series of The fantasy fiction formula podcasts is now live. This week’s programme looks at one of the trickiest subjects for new authors: handling viewpoint.



Podcast Two

The second in our series of The fantasy fiction formula podcasts is now live.

In this week’s programme, George and Deborah discuss planning your story and coming up with an opening that packs a punch.



The Fantasy Fiction Formula Podcast

We are excited to share with you the first, in a series of six weekly podcasts, about The Fantasy Fiction Formula by Deborah Chester.

George Miller (freelance podcaster, editor and translator) talks to Deborah, who offers advice and tips for aspiring fantasy authors acquired in the course of a writing career that has seen her publish over 40 books, including the Ruby Throne Trilogy. In this first programme they talk about some underlying principles of fiction and Deborah suggests ways new writers can build their confidence.

Deborah Chester

Read Deborah’s blogpost on The fantasy fiction formula and why we need another book on how to write fantasy fiction.


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