Great Works: Writing Fiction and Fantasy

This is my list of great works that will help you with writing fiction or fantasy! It consists of artwork, books, blogs, images and graphs! I have added both websites and books that will help you with worldbuilding and great sources of inspiration.

Images and Paintings as Great Works

Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent – Henry Fuseli

Thor Battering the Midgard Serpent - Henry Fuseli

Thor and Jorgmungandr

Thor and jorgmundr

Asgårdsreien –  Peter Nicolai Arbo

Asgårdsreien - Peter Nicolai Arbo


Inspirational Books

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence

Prince of thorns

More details about the book @

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R Tolkien

Lord of the Rings

You can find a great description@

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by G.R.R Martin


A nice, short description @

The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson

The final empire

One of my favourite authors! you can read more about the book and author here @

Master of Dragons (The War of Vengeance #2) by Chris Wraight

master of dragons

A great novel that looks at an epic conflict between the dwarfs and elves. Great inspiration for anyone writing about dragons! You can find some more details @

 Inferno by Dan Brown


This is an absolutely amazing thriller! I find that the suspense and expectations that Brown sets are delightful! You can find a great review written in The Guardian @

Books to help you with worldbuilding


Elements of Fiction Writing – Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott (4.4 out of 5)

Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer by Peter Turchi (4.7 out of 5)

Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer (4.8 out of 5)

The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman (4.3 out of 5)

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition : How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne & Dave King (4.6 out of 5)

Websites and Blogs as Great Works

A Norse Mythology Blog by Dr. Karl Seigfried

It has an absolutely amazing bibliography and library of free ebooks along with interesting articles!

The Snowflake Method For Designing A Novel by Randy Ingermanson

The Magnificent 7 Plot Points by David Trottier

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions by Patricia C. Wrede

Great answers for questions regarding: basics of worldbuilding,  physical and historical features, magic and magicians, peoples and customs, social organization, commerce and trade, and daily life.

Archetypal Characters