Here there be dragons...

"I'm telling you stories. Trust me." - Winterson

Random fantasy thoughts

So I sometimes wonder when I'm describing a scene in a fantasy environment, how others picture what I discribe. I see it all so clearly in my head, but I have no idea if how I write it presents the same image to another person. Kinda like when you write instructions for something you know well, you have to get somebody whose never seen it before to try and follow them. But I have no way of quality-testing my prose.

But then, otoh, does it matter? Part of the joy of fantasy is the world can be whatever you want. So as long as the critical pieces are in place, if a reader envisions it differently from how I do, that's no problem -- it makes it theirs in a way.

Ok end of blurb and back to describing my fantasy world that you may or may not see the same way I do :)

1 comments:

That's why we *read*, isn't it? If I wanted to be spoon fed I'd flip on the tube or watch a movie. By reading, your story becomes mine (in a way).

In my fantasy, of course, you're always the heroine ;-) haha!

 

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