I recently watched an old youtube podcast involving three hosts talk about fantasy. (For the intensely curious: The Story Telling Podcast #16: Writing Fantasy) It was clear that they were not particularly well-versed in the genre, and to be fair it was back from 2013. However, as I listened to them try to to define … More What is Fantasy?
Every once in a while, I like to go back to older stories. As the genres change with the passing of time, always in pursuit of originality while fleeing the cliche, it’s important to remember the history of the genre itself, whatever that genre might be. That is, in large part, why I returned to … More July Reading Reflections
This post primarily discusses King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, though I also talk about her other works and compare it to A Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin. There shouldn’t be any spoilers, but I make no promises. So, without further ado, let’s reflect. I talked about the issue of information flow … More March Reading Reflections