It create's tension which helps create that connection to the characters and drives the story along.
What are some ethical questions you’d like to see the new generation of fantasy authors discuss?
I tried Margaret Atwood and her topic on female equality, though exaggerated left me feeling frustrated.
The default topic seems to be racism. I suppose it's something we're all faced with it as in what to say and what not to say, and who is allowed to say what you are not allowed to say, ect.
There's quite a bit that can be talked about and each has their own solutions to it. In a fantasy world, it's easier to get away with an opinion without receiving a torrent of emails accusing you of being a socialist or a nazi.
Narration seems to be used more overtly in children's books, and is often associated with children's literature. Why is that?
// Yarp. Hence that fine, fine line in the sand. I think you'll remember the good ones as examples to follow, and hate, hate, hate the bad ones for the lulz.
If you aren't writing a trilogy, why not?
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As an avid fantasy reader, I grew up on series and love them. I like to know I'm sinking my teeth into something that has a lot of depth and will provide me entertainment beyond a single book.
Can you recommend any fantasy novels that feature (or were written by) people of color?
As a writer I strive to provide just enough description of a character to allow the reader to do most of the work. So whatever they picture in their mind will more than likely be different that what I had in mind.
As a reader I could care less about ethnicity and more about whether the story idea intrigues me enough to care about the characters and the world they live in.
Which writers do you feel took huge risks that ultimately have paid off?
Here are some thoughts from the great :
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