Author Status 5 – This Is Going To Take A While

So… once again I have missed most of a month (again due to back problems) and my last few posts haven’t exactly been up to the standard I used to hold myself to. There have been so many things this year that I started but never managed to finish (I have a half-made patreon account …

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Fantastically Disturbing Implications

This is more musing on my part than an educational – or ranting – essay.   Fantasy, as a genre, has become a tree of many different sub-genres and trends – all sprouting, according to most, from Tolkien’s magnum opus. Tolkien, however, based his work heavily on myths, epics, and sagas of real world cultures. …

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Contrast, Foreshadowing, Mood, Ice and Fire

Something that’s been driving me nuts in the A Song of Ice and Fire fandom lately is all the jokes about how George R.R. Martin includes so many food descriptions because he is fat. Somehow, fans have convinced themselves that those two things go together – because “obviously” writers who aren’t stick figures can’t possibly …

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Author Status 4 – Writexistential Crisis

An existential crisis brought on by one’s writing. The fear that your absolute lack of ability to get a response is actually proof that you don’t exist. What happens when you get and use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and a blog in order to create an author platform, but despite following all the best advice you …

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