091: What are the Rules?

What are the Rules?

Make the rules, but then stick to them

March 9, 2018


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If you've tried writing fantasy in any form—picture books, magazine story, chapter book, or novel—you know that a key element of fantasy is that things happen in the story that cannot happen in real life. Thus, you are deciding that your story will violate natural universal laws in some way. Some stories only slip outside the real world a little, and some create a totally extreme world that has little "normal" in it. But all stories abide by rules—you just get to decide what those rules will be.

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George Busby
March 12, 2018

Katie Davis, Nice Podcast on 091 What are the Rules? Most of us know that action speaks louder than words to a point. As we listen to your podcasts we can get that insight from you. Thank you for sharing with us.

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