This week, Alida and Nico continue their in depth conversation about fantasy. We discuss intrusion and liminal fantasy, world building, inspiration, theme, and more.

If you haven’t heard last week’s show, make sure you listen to it first.










If you haven’t heard the first part of the conversation go back and listen to it here!

What is Intrusion and Liminal Fantasy? And why would you choose to mix the types? Why is Nico writing an intrusion fantasy? And what is his take on world-building? In the end, it’s all about writing a story that says something, has impact, and matters to your readers!

What we talked about:

What is Intrusion Fantasy? (0:38)

Should you mix types of Fantasy stories? (4:14)

The element of social critique in intrusion fantasy. (6:08)

What is Liminal fantasy? (7:24)

The surprise in Liminal fantasy. (11:13)

Why is Nico writing a “really horrific intrusion fantasy”? (12:46)

What about world-building? (16:00)

What advice does Nico have for authors wanting to tackle a fantasy novel? (24:40)





Things we mentioned:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Esther M. Friesner 
Yes, But Today Is Tuesday” by Joan Aiken 
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 


Want more about these topics? Check out:

SWRT 009 Middle Grade Fantasy with Alina Sayre
SWRT 015 Fantasy Adventure with Alina Sayre
SWRT 043 Balancing Character & World Building

SWRT 102 Prewriting Theme with Mikestopcontinues


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