Writing Urban Fantasy: How to Be Original in a Popular Genre



It can be hard to have a truly “original” idea in any genre of fiction, but it’s especially difficult in urban fantasy where all the best ideas have already been taken. The powerhouses in urban fantasy—Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and Jim Butcher—have paved the way.


In this video, I talk with author Hero Bowen about what qualities we like (and dislike) in the genre.