Fantasty writing, sometimes only a song or a chant will do.

I don’t know about you, but there are times when i am writing fantasy that the Fae come in so strong that the only thing to do is write a poem, ditty, chant or a song of some kind.

It is a great way to get across an important part of the story without loads of narrative or dialogue, yet, when well written it can be devastatingly poignant, strong and very very effective.

Here is an example I have of an encounter Fendrel has with the Fae at an Enchanted Place in The Sullen Lands, book 2 of my Trilogy – Fendrels Tale 

We play and dance

We sing and skip

We wait for the man

To come and trip


We play and dance

We sing and skip

To show the man

The secrets to keep

Immediately a rhythm is created that takes the reader along with them into the Enchanted Place. This allows the reader to “feel” the story, the message and maybe, just maybe, takes them to their own Enchanted Place for whatever guidance and wisdom lies there for them.

So long as the writer doesn’t “over do it” the use of simple rhymes, songs and chants creates depth and meaning to the characters and story.

What else would a writer wish for their readers.

Keep writing for you know you have to…….

Fendrels Tale Volume 1 – The One Who Will Come – out soon.


About purpleandrew

Andrew, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome is a 54 year old former geologist always had short hair, suited & booted for work. That all changed when the credit crunch hit. Now a complimentary therapist, hospital radio presenter, and writer. Andrew writes crime thrillers, Young Adult, and fantasy books as well as blogging about writing and other stuff that he feels strongly about.
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