Writing

How to Write a Fantasy Series: 5 Tips for Writing a Fantasy Saga

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 18, 2021 • 4 min read

Many authors dream of writing a successful fantasy series. The best fantasy sagas are distinguished by five key characteristics that aspiring writers can learn from. Whether it’s C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia or Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, a fantasy series can transport readers into unfamiliar worlds full of strong characters, epic battles, and high stakes. As you learn how to write a fantasy series, consider that the best ones reveal elements of the human condition that are both recognizable and universal.