Wednesday, April 26, 2006

For your cliche-free reading pleasure

Whew! I passed the Fantasy Novelist's Exam, answering "No" to all 75 questions, which are meant to ferret out fantasy cliches such as:
  • Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?
  • Do any of your female characters exist solely to be captured and rescued?
  • Did you draw a map for your novel which includes places named things like "The Blasted Lands" or "The Forest of Fear" or "The Desert of Desolation" or absolutely anything "of Doom"?
  • Do you see nothing wrong with having two characters from the same small isolated village being named "Tim Umber" and "Belthusalanthalus al'Grinsok"?
The only one I answered "Yes" to was #28:
  • Is this the first book in a planned trilogy?
To which I can only say, hey, that's what they paid me for.

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Oh well Jeri. Maybe you can do cliche next time.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 4/26/2006 6:41 PM

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