Archive for November, 2008

Fantasy Writing. A Set of Tips and Admonitions to the Unwise. No5/ Yet more things to avoid: The Map

Posted in Bits and pieces, Fantasy Writing with tags , , on November 26, 2008 by craigherbertson

There are only a few good maps of fantasy lands. Each dull map, with its hastily squiggled in mountains, clumsy nomenclature and bunched up forests should at least bear some resemblance to a plausible geographical landscape.

Fantasy Writing. A Set of Tips and Admonitions to the Unwise. No4/ More things to avoid

Posted in Fantasy Writing with tags , on November 26, 2008 by craigherbertson

Stringently avoid killing things without due regard for the sanctity of life. Its never cool to kill an enemy warrior without considering for a moment he had a mum, desires, petty ambitions and was perhaps kind to his cat.