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Part 2: Why the study of history is relevant for the fantasy writer: creating a blueprint from the historical drama.

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne This is a follow on from the post Why the study of history is relevant for the fantasy writer. It should not be read before that one. Below is a very brief account of a … Continue reading

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Part 1: Why the study of history is relevant for the fantasy writer

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne The past is a strange land Over the last five hundred years, we have had social, cultural and economic changes on a large and continuous scale in the western world, spurred on by massive and … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s the Hobbit shows what is meant by original genre fiction.

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne Derivative fiction is fiction that in content and style reads very similar to other such types of stories. Nothing about it really sticks out. An original story will have something that makes it different, even … Continue reading

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