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Fantasy, bildungsromane, and liminality

May 17, 2011 by


Oogs again. Here to talk about the common use of younger (teenage) characters in epic fantasy, study the downsides and upsides of this approach, and look at characters on the threshold of one thing or another. 1. Hazards of Mixing Genres I’ve run across a few epic fantasies lately that were bildungsromane, which leads me […]

Childhood’s Books

May 11, 2011 by


Hey all! I’m The Oogle or Oogs, sometimes “Writing Machine”—whatever. I’m a friend of Alice’s from our writing group, and she’s kindly invited me to be a guest contributor here, talking about…whatever it is I have to say, I guess. And I don’t promise it’ll be interesting. Anyway. Today I’m going to talk about the […]