The Fantasy Novelist’s Exam

The Fantasy Novelist’s Exam

This exam is helpful yet extremely harsh towards those who want to write a fantasy novel. I was able to squeezle my way through the exam with only two yeses which I disagree that it makes it an automatic failure and therefore a throw-away story.

  • Dwarves and elves have existed in stories far longer than LoTR and Narnia have been around.
  • “Portal stories” exist in many genres not just fantasy.

If you want to limit your reading to only two writers then be my guest but I am interested in seeing what I can come up with.

 

It’s Okay

It’s getting close to the end of December and my workload has just been doubled. There is so much to do and so little time to do it in – how can I enjoy the holidays???

While trying to de-stress and catch up on my internet-ing I came across this simple banner on Etsy…

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It’s OK Banner by SecretHolidayCo

I immediately let out a breath that I didn’t know I was holding. It’s OK. Everything will work out,you’ll see.

Rory’s Story Cubes

I’ve been fascinated by these nifty die for months now and finally found a reason to buy them!   So you get nine die with a different image on each side (54 images) you roll all the dice start your story with “Once upon a time…” and choose the one image to start off the story and then incorporate all the images into your unusual tale. 

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How I’m using them… I am using it to kick start my creative juices for reworking an old fantasy story of mine. Based on the die rolled, I choose a scene to elaborate on, then write it out. So far it’s been kind of fun. 🙂

My siblings will be introduced to the Story Cubes pretty soon… they’re too much fun to not share!

Decorated Christmas Tree!

Today Nina and Sean came over to decorate the Christmas tree. I have a substantial collection of ornaments – a number of which are quite whimsical. Add to that my older brothers collection and a few of my non-ornamental plush and you get a Novelty Tree. 🙂 (There are way way more ornaments on the tree – I just chose a couple to highlight.)
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Thanks for reading!

-Anna San