Q&A about length. In your newsletter, you said that The Branded Rose Prophecy is extra, extra-long. I was curious. What's the longest you've ever written, and what's the shortest (complete story, that is!) you've ever written? This mailbag question was an interesting one for me, as Thor: Ragnarok was released a few days ago. It's the
I love and adore Lord of the Rings, but Tolkien has a lot to answer for. I’m currently writing my own fantasy and like Tolkien, I’m building upon Norse mythology for my story world. Tolkien pulled heavily from The Poetic Edda and The Prose Edda, two books written in the thirteenth century by Snorri Sturluson.
Elves as they appear in modern fantasy fiction were plucked from Norse mythology, where there were High and Dark Elves, and the Dark Elves were the forerunners of Dwarves as we know them in fantasy fiction. But Wood Elves were not part of Norse mythology. They have evolved from the light and dark Norse elves
This is a continuation of the It's just a Job series, that has survived the loss of the blog, transition to the newsletter, newsletter/blog hybrid and back to this blog again. Some of the series can be found on my articles pages, including the most recent installment, Dark Elves, and those such as the Demon Hunter