Tag Archives: Jacqueline Carey

Unrequited Love is Key to Keeping Fans

Here we find the real problem of women as heroes. A female hero succeeds when she finds a protector while she goes about producing the next generation. A guy hero succeeds when he rides off into the sunset to the next adventure. No matter how well written for style, scholarship, pacing, plot, or level of diction – the fans of our stories ride along on a fantasy that resides in the hero’s (or heroine’s) unrequited love. It’s the story of unrequited love that captures the fans. Continue reading

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On Writing a Fantasy Series

What happened to me was that a section of Book III blossomed into its own story line with a new narrator who I could not resist, so the plan to “wrap up” the story in three books is abused. Continue reading

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Rise to the Challenge: Girl Heroes in Fantasy

In the stream of blog posts, I have been asking for more variety in female characters in fantasy stories. The challenge came back to me that I should provide some examples. Below is my list of 30 possibilities: who did I neglect? Continue reading

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