“This year, for the first time, I was able to draft the story from beginning to end, without any significant setbacks. I used the third person limited POV and told the story only from one character’s perspective.”
“Those who offered the most, got the most. Merchants became princes. Princes became kings. I made fortunes out of thin air. And I destroyed the world. I was the god of wealth. I created greed. Greed takes. They took.”
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I first opened it, but the novel swept me away without warning.
“Fantasy is ultimately about what is real.”
Things that seem funny or revolutionary ten or fifteen years ago can be offensive today. The fact is, if something is problematic now, it was always problematic, and we’re only just starting to see it.
Have you ever noticed there’s no male equivalent to this trope? There’s no Strong Male Character? Of course not, it is always assumed that men are strong.
How do you write an exciting adventure story? I’ve been mulling over this recently.
Thirty questions to ask your character!
My thoughts on my first Ursula Le Guin novel.