Modern fantasy is probably the most difficult genre to write. It is distinguished by story elements that violate the natural, physical laws of our known world such as talking animals, imaginary worlds, fanciful characters (hobbits, dwarves, giants), and magical beings, (witches, wizards, genies). Authors must create a new set of physical laws, have strong believable characters, have strong, credible plot, and examine issues of the human condition.
Much of this content is taken from a class project completed as a course requirement for ED642-Seminar on Literacy for Children and Youth.
University of Guam - Summer 2016
Dr. Matilda Rivera http://ed642-20childrenandadultliterature.weebly.com/modern-fantasy.html