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.
Tags: bookses precious, full of theories
Subscribe

  • The end of an era

    I just made my blog cross-post to dreamwidth rather than to livejournal. That's how it's going to go from here on out, so if you want to read my…

  • So here is what

    It looks like people who cut their teeth on lj are pretty attached to this style of aggregator for their reading. So I'm going to look into getting…

  • Sooooo the livejournal thing

    Like many of you, I do not intend to follow Russian law regarding what minors can and cannot read about, nor do I feel that having an "adult content"…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 15 comments

  • The end of an era

    I just made my blog cross-post to dreamwidth rather than to livejournal. That's how it's going to go from here on out, so if you want to read my…

  • So here is what

    It looks like people who cut their teeth on lj are pretty attached to this style of aggregator for their reading. So I'm going to look into getting…

  • Sooooo the livejournal thing

    Like many of you, I do not intend to follow Russian law regarding what minors can and cannot read about, nor do I feel that having an "adult content"…