Today I began a journey reading a post about what agents have been asking for and discovered two genres I have never heard of. Magical Realism and Fabulism. So I googled them and discovered what the genres mean.
Magical Realism – a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way.
is a style of writing or painting which sometimes describes dreams as though they were real, and real events as though they were dreams.
a style in 20th-cent. literature and art that depicts fantastic or magical characters or occurrences in an otherwise realistic presentation a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way.
Fabulism – (literature) A form of magic realism in which fantastical elements are placed into an everyday setting.
I was like WOW! My writing fits these genres! I am a Fabulist, who uses magical realism. No wonder kids and adults can relate and enjoy my stories. My children’s series for ages 7-12 are magical adventures set in the here and now.
Where would your imagination go if you saw the moon on a mountain and you decided to touch it? What happens if you discover a huge footprint and your fairy friend and dragon and show you whose foot it belongs too?How cool to have a dragon knock on your window and take you on a wild adventure and talk via telepathically. You look at a unusual cloud and wonder what could be hidden inside. You are whisked away on dragons back to help legendary yule tide characters. What happens when a troll takes you inside a mountain? I truly enjoy that my writing releases children’s imagination and reminds adults the adventures we had letting our imaginations run wild as children.
My novel New Moon Brethren that I am working on, is not urban fantasy. It is Magical Realism also set in the here and now city environment with a secret society of all of Mother Earths thinking creatures, humans, gnostics, dragons, tromans, changelings, fairies etc working together to fight the dark ones regime so Mother Earth can find balance again. As a author I am lucky, I can have imaginary friends (muses)and travel with them and not be considered mentally ill.
As I continue on my quest to find an agent, two new words will be added to my query letter Magical Realism and Fabulism or Fabulist. Award winning of course!
Thanks for dropping in today. Enjoy the Adventures the day brings you! WB