Mind Nuggets

On GRRM, Rothfuss, and forcing creativity

A recurring phenomenon in fantasy-related spaces on the internet these days is a collective whine over two famous authors: George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss. If you are at all familiar with fantasy, you have probably heard of their work. George R.R. Martin,...

Elitist Asshattery

Sometimes, I just can’t keep my mouth shut. Or my hands off the keyboard. Elitist Asshattery* is one of the things that do that to me. So, you ask, what is Elitist Asshattery? Well. You can find Elitist Asshats in most writers’ groups. They pretend to be normal people...

Nordic folklore

In an earlier post, I wrote about scrutinising the tropes of the fantasy genre. Now that I've done that, one way I can move beyond tired concepts is to look for inspiration from different interpretations of, for example, fantastic creatures. Tolkien famously came up...

Going ‘political’

So it turns out I've found a soapbox. Some things are just too stupid not to address. *clears throat* It's interesting, really, what counts as political these days. Apparently, writing books* and making films about any other kind of human being than just one...

Fantasy: Outside the box

I've read that as a writer with a blog, I should blog about content rather than the writing process itself, unless I'm aiming to provide support and directions for other writers. Being a newly hatched and wide-eyed writer myself, I have no business telling other...

The infamous million words

A writer isn't really a writer until he or she has written, and discarded, a million words. Well, technically, they may be a writer, but not really a writer, if you know what I mean. I don't know who said those words first, or if it even counts as a quote, but it's...

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