Friday, April 1, 2011

Fantasy = Fantastic

This is pretty important! Especially in light of the idea of the lie - the idea that a magical underpinning of the setting is in fact not magical - and the idea of institutions and offices I was talking about before, maintaining the idea of wonder is critically important. I don't want this to be a novel about purely human forces. I want a genre novel, a novel about a world where things are amazing and mysterious and strange, not just tense.

What are fantastical elements that will be a part of this world?

  • Magic. Magic exists and it works. It's not safe, and it's not reliable, but it functions, if you're both lucky and good.
  • Spirits. Ditto.
  • The cataclysm. The lie is a lie about something that happened in the past - something terrible, and mysterious, and genuinely supernatural/unnatural.
  • The gods??!! I think religion can totally be its own post.

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