What is a Fantasy Story All About?

You’ve probably wondered, “What is a Fantasy Story?” Among other things, a fantasy story has mythology. These stories usually involve a world with different gods and cultures, which may be intertwined with actual events. Or they may be separate. In either case, these stories are sure to be magical and entertaining! So, what makes a fantasy story so special?


In a fantasy story, the use of magic is a central component, and readers often expect authors to resolve conflicts through the use of magic. However, in a fantasy story, magic shouldn’t be used as a ‘Deus ex Machina technique. It should be used to bolster the plot and give the story a more dramatic feel. Here are some ways to use magic in a fantasy story:

When introducing magical abilities into a fantasy story, the protagonist is generally given them without a good reason. In some stories, magical powers will only serve to strengthen a character’s character, such as giving them the power to fly or teleport. In addition, fantasy stories tend to feature more friendly, helpful creatures, such as elves and wizards. Adding a magical ability to a character can also help to increase the reader’s interest in the story.


The process of worldbuilding in a fantasy story is often fun and rewarding, but it’s also essential to keep in mind that the reader cannot suspend disbelief. To get the most out of your story, there are several steps you should take. First, determine the world’s location and the main characters. Once you have established the general world, you can start creating the characters and plot and adding elements to your fantasy world.

Consider the period of your fantasy story. Many fantasies take place in the present or in the distant past, but some are based on historical events. In such cases, the story’s time frame will be a good guide to determining the world’s boundaries and rules. For example, you might want to create a place that’s in the north, where glaciers formed fjords. This would be a great location for a human settlement.


While most of us would love to live in a world where the world of fantasy doesn’t exist, there are certain aspects of it that we can’t get away without. One part of fantasy stories is that they are often filled with magic. Yet, these stories have specific rules. They must adhere to these rules and still remain grounded in reality. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when developing characters for your fantasy story.

Objects of Desire

The ‘Objects of Desire’ series of novels and short stories is a brilliant and sustained venture into narrative theory and Freudian psychoanalysis. It includes 11 stories, each starring a different viewpoint on life, love, and desire. These stories explore the inner lives of young women, often twenty-five to thirty-five years old. Readers will find themes that deal with their changing sense of self, purpose, and identity, as well as the malaise of the millennial generation.

As a writer, you must understand your characters’ Objects of Desire. This can be someone, a physical object, or a certain action. It could also be social recognition or parental approval. A good fantasy story needs Objects of Desire that are fully defined. The story should be based on the desire of its characters and their conflict with the story’s goals. While the ‘Objects of Desire’ are important in a fantasy novel, they may not be the essential elements of the fantasy novel.


The setting for a fantasy story can be anything from a single scene in the past or present to a whole world with a deep history and cosmology. For instance, in the Lord of the Rings novels, the setting is Mount Doom. In some fantasy stories, the setting of the main character’s life can be a metaphor for the entire story. In this way, the scene is as important as the story itself.

The Himalayas are a fascinating setting for a fantasy story. Their innate mystery lends itself to the genre. The Buddhist culture of Tibet, which is based on Bon shamanism, is particularly magical. This culture is rich in mystery and allowed the author to explore the shamanist religious experience. The Himalayas are also home to some of the best settings for a fantasy story, including the famous Lord of the Rings series.