The Lazy Authors 6Question Guide to Writing an Original Book. Email; Tweet; Never once have I worried that I might not be writing an original book. Click the Play button to Listen to Audio Version (or subscribe to the Helping Writers Become Authors podcast in iTunes). How can the answer be improved? Here are five tips on what to avoid so your fantasy book will be more likely to appeal to diehard fans of the genre: 1.
Cut out clichs in your fantasy worldbuilding. Many modern commercial fantasy novels lie on foundations built by the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. These drew on Western European myth and legend, particularly from Britain.