Tag Archives: Robin Hobb

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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Killing Off the Bad Guys: Robin Hobb’s Series Finale

But the power of the dragons is so overwhelming that the deaths seem puny, and the humans who kowtowed to the bad guys seem parochial in their fear. Here’s a clear warning for Martin when Daenerys’ dragons are grown, hey? 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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Didn’t Make It Past Page Four: Writerly Choices

Develop the first scene from a single point of view, with a single emotive response – like fear or jealousy or expectation. The other characters can display emotion in chapter two. 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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