Writing

8 Common Types of Fantasy Characters

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 19, 2021 • 4 min read

When it comes to fantasy writing, it’s easy to dwell on worldbuilding and intricate plotting. However, the success of your fantasy novel relies significantly on the strength of your characters. The characters in fantasy writing give the reader someone to root for and to be emotionally invested in and are therefore essential to the success of your fantasy novel.