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Horror as Subgenre in Epic Fantasy – Elan Samuel

Elan is back this month with another meandering post about feelings. This time, about how horror makes an excellent subgenre for epic fantasy, using a specific example from the Wheel of Time. If you like Elan’s words, read more of … Continue reading

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When Things Change, Or Why I’m Writing About My Own Story – By Elan Samuel

Welcome back Elan Samuel who adds his take on the journey of the protagonist in epic fantasy. For more by Elan, click here. I had this plan, see. I was going to write a blog post called “Every Story Has Already Been … Continue reading

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On the Two Types of Inspiration — By Elan Samuel

Today, Elan Samuel returns to EFW to discuss inspiration. After convincing himself that he was done waiting for inspiration to strike, he decided that he could seek it for himself. Read more below. For more by Elan, click here. Over and … Continue reading

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Fantasy as Social Experiment

The other day I was talking with a colleague, a fellow writer and editor, about genre fiction, and we came to an interesting—if somewhat morbid—conclusion about why we love reading fantasy and science fiction. Reality, we determined, kind of sucks. … Continue reading

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Solar Flare – Elan Samuel

Explosions above ground shook the cavernous space, throwing around beams of light from floating glowbulbs, illuminating the stark gray placrete walls and the crowd of soldiers shifting uneasily in the spotty darkness. At a stage at the center of the … Continue reading

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