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How do you feel about fantasy literature that addresses ethical questions?

What are some ethical questions you’d like to see the new generation of fantasy authors discuss?

http://mythicscribes.com/analysis/fantasy-world-ought-to-be/
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Here are some thoughts on the use of narration in fiction.
 
How do you feel about the use of narrators in fiction?

Narration seems to be used more overtly in children's books, and is often associated with children's literature. Why is that?

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/narration-in-fiction/
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Good point, +Christine Frost. The emphasis on "showing", not "telling", is perhaps why you find less narration in adult literature. But writing advice tends to go through cycles, and perhaps the pendulum will swing back towards the other direction someday.
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Here are the pros and cons of writing a fantasy trilogy:

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-process/write-a-fantasy-trilogy/
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Here are some thoughts on racial diversity (or the lack thereof) in fantasy literature:

http://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/racial-diversity-in-speculative-fiction/
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Do you think fantasy writing is too safe?

Which writers do you feel took huge risks that ultimately have paid off?

Here are some thoughts from the great +Philip Overby:

http://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/fantasy-fiction-too-safe/
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What skills are essential for anyone who seeks to be published?

Is there something that you would add to this list:

http://mythicscribes.com/publishing/5-essential-publishing-skills/  
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Are you considering self-publishing? If you aren’t, why not?

Here are some self-publishing tips from author +Cate Morgan:

http://mythicscribes.com/publishing/self-publishing-fandango/
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Here are some tips for using cons to network and promote your writing:

http://mythicscribes.com/marketing/tips-for-con-goers/
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Here's an article on injecting romance into a fantasy story.
 
Can you think of an example of romance done right in a fantasy story?

What makes this romance compelling?

http://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/romance-tips-for-writers/
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Why do your characters carry the swords that they do?

Here's a great primer on swords for fantasy writers:

http://mythicscribes.com/miscellaneous/great-sword/
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