Haha, the news media is talking about there being a new novel from the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” brood. Stupid media, they did that years ago, polishing up their lives with â€śinterestingâ€ť bits and releasing it as a novel called Dollhouse. Yet you guys are acting like it just happened. We all know the Kardashians havenâ€™t gone back to reading and writing since disagreeing with the dietary advice they got from “Green Eggs And Ham“. Man you guys are slo-
|Oh crap, there’s more of them?
Who the hell is that? Jenner? What the hell is a Jenner?! And what do you mean they have a publishing deal for a book that wonâ€™t even release until next year? They look like theyâ€™re still in high-school!
Apparently, if youâ€™re in that bloodline it doesnâ€™t matter if your manuscript is written in crayon. Though it wouldnâ€™t be the first time a member of the K Clan managed to make a lot of money with only a 9thgrade reading level.
So WTF is up withâ€¦
Continue reading WTF Wednesdays: Another Book Deal For The Kardashian Klan?
One of the things that sometimes makes the fantasy genre a bit stagnant is the lack of new source material. Thereâ€™s a lot of work required to just write a novel, movie or television series, let alone build your own mythology from scratch. So when you look at anything within the genre youâ€™ll typically find they have all of the same earmarks and it can seem impossible to come out with something different.
The problem with that thinking is that we definitely havenâ€™t tapped into all of the worldâ€™s mythologies. Thereâ€™s still a lot of room for the genre to grow. In an effort to broaden your horizons, Iâ€™m going to spend the next few weeks (possibly months) trying to show you a small glimpse of the other interesting folklore in the world. But first, let’s take a look at the problem…
Continue reading Writing Fantasies: Alternative Mythologies Part 1 – East Asia