Rocky Bridges once said there are three things everybody thinks he or she can do: manage a baseball team, run a hotel, and write a book. And I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, “Oh, I’d write a book, too, only I just don’t have the time!”
Assuming you now have the time, here are a few helpful hints to get your started.
It’s all about writing fantasy, which is the kind of fiction I write. I have no idea how to go about writing Serious Mainstream Literature, except to obey the cardinal rule of “Nothing happens.”
I’m still interested in learning what words you most emphatically don’t want to see in any fantasy. I’m sure you can add to my list.