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How I write: Fantasy

Fantasy has many subgenres, the commonest being epic and urban. Fantasy tropes can be deconstructed and subverted while retaining the power that made them tropes. The reader of a fantasy story will assume anything is possible unless shown it isn’t.

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Posted in Wednesday Pontification, Writing

Cathedral White

The snow gave way, sinking me to my knees into an icy stream. It wasn’t my expletives that sent birds flying up from beneath the cliff the stream tumbled over. I wiped my eyes in case I’d frosted them with

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Greater Minds: Mysteries

I’m starting the Wednesday pontifications with a subseries I’ll call Greater Minds. I’ll be taking various articles, podcasts or anything else that looks relevant to writing, and discussing what I’ve learned from them. The discussion is not intended to summarise

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Posted in Greater minds, Wednesday Pontification
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