Ten Wildebeests in a Teacup (johnboze) wrote,
Ten Wildebeests in a Teacup

Hey friends list...

Yeah, you know who you are. I know some of you are writers, or at least knowledgable readers. Anyway, I want to use my journal as a thinking aloud space for some of the issues which have troubled me from time-to-time in the past, and if you want to chime in any advice or commentary, it is welcome.

I am currently (and have been off and on for ten years) kocking around a fantasy-type novel. It would be one from the genre where people cross over from "real life" to a fantasy world and back again. (Does that genre have a name?)

In the past, I had thought most of the action would take place in the fantasy world. Heck, it was an escapist dream I think we have all had a time or two. Now however, I am tantalized by the prospect of using a great deal more "real life" along with the fantasy realm. It will be all about finding the balance for me, I guess.

I am somewhat troubled with the prospect of naming people and places in my fantasy realm. I am troubled because there is already a well-established and rich tradition of fantasy naming before me, stretching back hundreds of years...

Oh well, thank you for indulging me this ramble...
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