Believe it or not, Fantasy is a team sport. While there may be a clear protagonist of the story, much of the draw to the genre is the group coming together to accomplish the quest. Harry Potter would be nothing without his support staff of Ron and Hermione. Same with Roland Deschain and his crew of Eddie, Susannah, and Jake, or Buffy and her Scooby-gang (and arguably Scooby Doo and his human lackies). Some might argue that the fantasy group originates with the eponymous fellowship in Fellowship of the Ring, however, the concept of the team is buried much deeper in fantasy’s DNA when one considers King Arthur and his knights or Robin Hood and his band of merry men. And being as groups are on
Sorry for the radio silence all three of you regular readers. I wish I could blame the little man for this absence, but it’s entirely on me. But fear not, I have not been idle. Most of my recent efforts have been going into the guild I mentioned last time, Sigil Independent. Over the last few months we’ve been putting this thing together and it’s finally coming to fruition, which is pretty exciting. So, if on the off chance you read this blog but aren’t already a fan of some of the best fantasy authors out there (and me), namely Dyrk Aston, Ben Galley, Rob Hayes, Alec Hutson, Michael McClung, D. E. Olesen (my blarguing partner in Critical Hits), Benedict Patrick, ML Spencer, and Phil Tucker,
First off, let me apologize to all three of my readers for my recent online absence. Last week (was it just last week?!) we moved to a different city and are still living out of boxes. Plus, there’s been a lot of behind the scenes work over at the self-published fantasy guild I belong to, Sigil Independent, but I’ll be talking about that soon enough in much, MUCH greater detail. Anywho, the phrase “write drunk, edit sober” is often attributed to Hemingway, a man notorious for his alcohol consumption (and mutant cats). But, according to my most cursory of googles, he never actually said that. But it still makes for a good story because of his mythology. And, truly attributed or not, there’s a
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