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Writing Urban Fantasy: How to Be Original in a Popular Genre

For writers, it can be hard to have a truly “original” idea in any genre of fiction, but it’s especially difficult in a popular genre like urban fantasy where all the best ideas have already been taken. The powerhouses in urban fantasy—Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and Jim Butcher—have paved the way. In this video, editor Diane Callahan and author Hero Bowen discuss what qualities they like (and dislike) in urban fantasy and how other writers can approach being inventive in this genre.

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