Guest author: Colleen Chesebro: Magical realism and the Heart Stone Chronicles

I had a great visit at Sue’s blog today and shared my thoughts about fantasy and magical realism and how I used the genre to define my novel. ❤

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Hi, everyone. I’d like to thank Sue for her kind invitation to visit and write a guest post. It is much appreciated and a great honor. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Colleen Chesebro. I am a writer, a poet, and a fairy whisperer…

I’ve just published my first book, and I wanted to share into what genre I categorized The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy. First,  I added it to the children’s fantasy genre for ages ten years and up. After further research, I also added it to the magical realism genre because of the magical aspects of the novel.

I thought I would share a couple of distinct differences between fantasy and magical realism that will help you clarify your own writing.

“Fantasy is defined as a work of fiction where magic is the…

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14 thoughts on “Guest author: Colleen Chesebro: Magical realism and the Heart Stone Chronicles

  1. Hi Collen,
    Last week, I read “The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy”. It was so enjoyable that it was hard to take breaks from when I needed to tend to other things. I didn’t want to stop reading it even for a moment. Your characters are believable and came to life easily in the rich environment you created for them. You had just the right amount of enchantment and interaction between the two worlds. I was pleasantly surprised at how things worked out for Abby, I didn’t expect it.
    Thanks for writing an adventurous and magical book. I look forward to your next one.

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      1. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years.
        It’s been a pleasure watching you build and bring together a supportive writing community. You’ve touched many lives.
        Your book is a delight. I wish you continued success in the writing world and in life.
        Many Hugs to you too. 🙂

        I apologize for misspelling your name in my other comment.

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