Category: Writing

Do Fantasy Writers Think Irish is Discount Elvish?

A popular cousin of the “terrible English accent by an American actor in a fantasy movie” is the “this elvish thing is kinda Irish but only whatever I remember about Ireland from that one Wiccan girl I dated in college”. Why does how Irish language and mythology is used in Western Fantasy matter? It is

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An gCeapann Údair Fantaisíocht Nach Bhfuil sa Ghaeilge ach “Elvish” Lascainithe

Tá gaol gairid idir an t-aisteoir Meiriceánach a chuireann blas Sasanach air féin i scannán fantaisíochta agus an scríbhneoir a deir leis féin “is Gaeilge de shaghas éigin í an Ealbhais seo, ach níl inti ach an méid is cuimhin liom gcailín Wicca sin ar shiúil mé amach léi san ollscoil”. Cén fáth a bhfuil

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Don’t Kill Your Darlings, Share Them – Storytelling and RP Games

It’s long been debated in writing circles, the idea of being too precious with your writing. Some of the controversial advice given in this regard comes from poet, Allen Ginsburg, to “kill your darlings” and strip away those parts of your writing that feel cosy and comfortable. Now there are many alternative views to this,

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Internalising Writing Advice – Portraits & Dreams

There are lots of things that make the transition between writing sometimes and being a quote-unquote “writer” but at least some of them are psychological. For years you consume “Top 10 Tips on Plotting Your Novel” and listen to TEDTalks but can’t see any marked improvement in the standard of your writing. Then one day

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