‘Why I Don’t Use Magic’ (2014)

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Somehow fantasy got to be a hangout for lazy writers who use “magic” to get things done in the story, instead of work–and that’s the most charitable view of it. There are also those writers who use magic because they believe in it. Worse, there are writers who use it because they want the reader to believe in it.


There’s fantasy that’s bad simply because it’s unoriginal. And there’s also fantasy that’s worse.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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