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MYRIAD WORLDS, MYRIAD POSSIBILITIES: The Blending of Genres Within Fiction — Byron Gillan

Our tour of mixing genres in fantasy comes to a close today as author Byron Gillan add his perspectives to this rich topic. You can read previous posts by Byron HERE.  “I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever … Continue reading

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Byron Gillan — A Bottomless Well: Magic and the Environment

 “And that’s what I don’t like about magic, Captain. ‘cos it’s *magic*. You can’t ask questions, it’s magic. It doesn’t explain anything, it’s magic. You don’t know where it comes from, it’s magic! That’s what I don’t like about magic, … Continue reading

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Byron Gillan — An Argument for Brevity

Today, author Byron Gillan adds to the discussion about the two main types of fight scenes: Sword fights and epic battles. To read more by Byron, go HERE.  “He dreamt an old dream, of three knights in white cloaks, and a tower long … Continue reading

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Our Friend – The Prologue

Today, Byron Gillan is back on the blog to discuss prologues. Interested in learning more? Read on. Click here for more posts by Byron. A raven-haired woman flees through the night, pursued by a band of villains… A terrible calamity befalls a … Continue reading

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Epic Fantasy Environment – Byron Gillan

In my novel, “The Children of the Forest,” there is arguably no aspect of the story more important than Dearean’s environment. When first started working on my novel, I was driven to tell a story steeped in social-commentary that reflected … Continue reading

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The Object of Our Contempt: The Victimization of Women in Epic Fantasy

Previously, I wrote an article covering women’s role in the Epic Fantasy genre. While I think I managed to successfully work through a good chunk of my feelings about the current state of the genre as a whole, there’s still … Continue reading

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The Object of Our Affection: Women as More than Prizes in Epic Fantasy

The Epic Fantasy genre has accumulated a substantial following over the many decades since its inception, arguably with William Morris’ The Well at the World’s End. It is a genre defined by its themes, characters, setting, and story, which are … Continue reading

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