Natania Barron’s “In Defense of Fantasy – Or Why I Write the Weird”

“Yes, there is a heap of terrible fantasy writing out there (as well as any other genre, I should point out),” said Natania Barron in her blog post, ‘In Defense of ...
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Roberta Trahan’s “For the Love of Lore: Why I Write Fantasy”

Congratulations to Roberta Trahan, whose debut novel, The Well of Tears came out yesterday! In honor of its release, we're featuring Trahan's story of how myths and legends inspired her to ...
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Ellen Gregory on “Why I Write Fantasy”

There’s a strong element of ‘write what you know’ as well. I read a lot of fantasy and I connect with it, so it feels perfectly natural for me to write ...
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Patricia C. Wrede on “Letting the Dragons In”

For Banned Book Week 2009, #1 New York TImes bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede published a speech she had given about book banning several years earlier. Naturally, this text supported the importance ...
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