Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Hmmph.

I have often told people that they should read widely in the fields they're attempting to write in, so they know what is and isn't being done already.

Yet half the time I read a discussion of what fantasy isn't doing but maybe could, I think, well, hell, I'm doing that. But I didn't think about it that way. I didn't notice that other people weren't doing the thing that looked natural to me. I just kind of did something in the background with technology or with forms of government or heaven knows what, because that was what belonged there, and the thing I was actually thinking about was something completely different. Like narwhals.

That first sentence up there? It is no longer anything but an excuse to read lots of books.
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