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Writing fantasy gives the opportunity to draw inspiration from folklore and history around the world. While European lore has taken over the fantasy genre, thanks to the popularity of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, there is still a lot it has to offer – and personally I have found inspiration from the Irish Púca.
Choosing a genre as a writer, to me, has always felt a little pointless. My somewhat ambiguous process is to get an idea, develop it, and see what genre fits the story – not the other way round.
When querying a book, it’s often vital for two or more comparison titles to be included in the pitch. Comparison or comp titles are books that are similar to the one being queried. They’re a way to help an agent or publisher picture the concept, tone, and market, transforming that coddled manuscript into a commercial product.