Tag Archives: Lynn Flewelling

No Leads to Yes: Examples for Writers

Is the same true for you, dear writer who is reading this blog? Do you come to goals for what you want to accomplish by what you know you don’t want to reinforce? Continue reading

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Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling: A Review

The struggle in the final act means the watcher and apprentice fight on the side of the current royal family for whom only three scenes were spared, and vanquish a long-simmering blood feud for which only two scenes were constructed. Continue reading

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Uses for Magic are like Playing Chess

Some writers have stepped past the stage of fun with magic and use the presence of characters with magic to drive the plot. These writers are similar to chess players who have studied some famous chess strategies and want to employ them in a match. One rule of thumb to recognize this type of writer is that the magic is similar from one series to the next – because the strategies are similar. Continue reading

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Girl Heroes in Fantasy Novels: A Lament

I was making a case that women characters are cheated in sci-fi / fantasy stories. A reader countered my assertions that several writers present the young lead hero as a girl. So I decided to look into this trend that is a common trope for the 2001 -2011 decade. Continue reading

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