Christine Frazier’s Better Novel Project is hosting my post today, 6 Tips for Writing Fantasy Weapons. Frazier also drew the illustrations in this infographic by hand, which shows you how much time she puts into making the site one worth checking out.
Since releasing The Writer’s Guide to Weapons, I’ve been surprised by how often I’m asked about fantasy weapons. I didn’t include a section on them in the book, but maybe that was a mistake. I underestimated how much of an impact weapons creation has in the fantasy genre. This post is me making amends for that, and I hope to include something similar to this should there be a second edition.
That said, it might surprise some to know that despite there being no rules for fantasy weapons on the surface, there actually are guidelines to follow. Even though they’re completely made up, there are some aspects of fantasy weapons that can’t be imagined away. There’s plenty of reality in that fantasy.
Even if you don’t write in this genre, give 6 Tips for Writing Fantasy Weapons a read. I think you’ll find it interesting.