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Go Weird or Go Home

Fantasy literature provides a platform for the writer to do anything. Anything at all. The writer starts with the core of reality and builds. This core of reality is like an eternal—internal—spring and from its flowing waters, the writer can grow anything. And yet, so much fantasy looks like so much other fantasy. Whyyy?

Embrace the wide open openness of the genre. A writer has the power of world building, lore and legend, magic, and creatures galore. You can alter time and space, step into alternate dimensions, and challenge universal laws. You are beholden only to that which you yourself create. Go big. Dream weird. Be original.

Joshua Robertson

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I’ve got spring fever downunder…

Technically speaking, autumn has just begun here in Australia. I live in the subtropics, however, and autumn feels more like a second spring. Or maybe it’s because I’m originally from the US, and I’m used to spring being just around the corner.

Who knows?

All that I know is for some odd reason, despite the fact that I hate cleaning, I always get in the mood for spring cleaning this time of the year. I want everything to feel fresh and new! Not just my house, but…well, everything.

That’s why I tend to change the way I do things. Last year, I revamped my entire website, and I’m up to it again…

Read the rest of the article to find out what changes are in store for Renee Scattergood, and more with this week’s Fantasy Fix.  If you’re not yet subscribed, check it out.

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Inspiration for works of fantasy can come from many sources, and each author has their own. Author Joshua Robertson draws on the mythology of his Slavic ancestry, while Renee Scattergood uses shamanism as a source of magic for her book series.

Read the rest of the article to find out more about one of the inspirations for my series, along with lots of other great information.  If you’re not yet subscribed, check it out.

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