No, your first draft isn’t shit

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Something I’ve seen going around in communities such as /r/writing and /r/fantasywriters is a belief that your first draft is supposed to be utterly terrible and irredeemable. Ernest Hemingway literally said the same thing, actually, and it’s a sentiment echoed by a lot of writers, famous or otherwise. It’s an interesting way of looking at things because these same people … Read More

The plight of fantasy healers

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The concept of healers is something I’ve always found interesting in literature, and especially in fantasy. This was true even before I trained as a combat medic and spent five years working in an Emergency Room, and that experience has only deepened my interest. I’ve found that characters who are healers are also often side-characters, are pacifists or otherwise unable … Read More