Writing Fantasy: Thursday, 1 PM
“No Matter how good you are, writing is going to hurt. So don’t worry about it.” – Peter Orullion
|Rebekah R Ganiere|
Why did you start writing fantasy?
PO: “I started writing fantasy because I wanted to read something that I didn’t see every day.”
What writer don’ts do you have?
RG: “The Rule of Three: The first Idea you get, discard. The Second idea you get, discard. The Third idea, keep that one.”
PO: “An editor needs to decide if something is worth investing time in. So don’t hobble your story of with attributions that will turn editors off with it.”
How to do take something from idea to story
RG “If you want to take a good idea to fruition, write it down!”
JK: “Put your ass in the chair!”
PO “No Matter how good you are, writing is going to hurt. So don’t worry about it.”
RG “That’s where the real magic happens, when you edit it.”
PO “If you can take out all the magic in a story and everything can still be solved, you aren’t writing fantasy. Fantasy requires the magic to be integral to the story.”
JK: “Foreshadowing is important. You have to say something three times before it comes through as foreshadowing.”
PO: “If you are too subtle, it’s like you are trying to trick them.”
Why do you write fantasy still?
SA “I can make Cinderella into an arsonist”
PO “I was going to say Dragons. You’ll remember me for my damn Dragons.”
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