After I compiled the Big List of Fantasy Resources over on reddit I thought that I might as well pop it up here as well!

I’ll be amending this list as well as and when so if you check back later to find something else, don’t be surprised if there’s a few new things there too!

General Writing Books

Fantasy Specific Writing Books

Online Fantasy Resources

Brent Weeks’ Writing Advice:

  1. General Writing Advice
  2. Writing Fantasy: Tools & Techniques
  3. Understanding the Business of Publishing
  4. Writing Questions Brent Frequently Has to Say No To
  5. Writing Interview

Ten Tips from George R R Martin

Darren Shan’s Writing Advice

Holly Black Writing Advice

David Brin Writing Advice

Trudi Canavan Writing Advice

Neil Gaiman’s Advice to Authors

Jan Yolen’s Advice for Writers

China Miéville’s advice on Novel Structure for Beginners (on /r/writing)

Dan Harmon’s Story Structure 101; Super Basic Shit (as on /r/writing)

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and 8 Basics of Creative Writing via /r/writing

Margaret Atwood’s Happy Endings and 10 Tips for Writing via /r/writing

Write About Dragons resources that pull together two years of Brandon Sanderson’s writing lectures

Brandon Sanderson’s 2014 Lectures with extra bonus links for older lectures!

Writing Podcasts

Fantasy and Sci Fi Writing Podcasts

  • Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Taylor, and Mary Robinette Kowal (average of 15-20 minutes runtime)
  • The Dead Robots Society (approximately an hour runtime, give or take 10-15 minutes)