If only more fantasy writers would hew to this simple rule…

Alas, it's both funny and sad because it's true.

BTW, neither The Book (the one that's been kicking around forever) nor The New Story (the one for which I wrote a whole 'nother page of notes today) has any made-up words at this point. I can't even make up character names, really… the only named character in The New Story so far is called "Fitch." Some freakin' fantasy writer I am, eh?

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Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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5 Responses to If only more fantasy writers would hew to this simple rule…

  1. Herm says:

    Hahahahaha. Also, maybe, an inverse relationship between book quality and the use of both apostrohes and the letter Y in the middle of proper names. As in “Gry’ffinwy’d.” Which, come to think of it, may be Augie’s little brother’s name.

  2. RedMolly says:

    Or, y’know, Rhys’.

  3. Lynn says:

    When my daughter was little she told me that when she grewed up she was going to have 2 childrens. The girl she’d name Flowers; the boy she’d name Grunco. Sadly, she doesn’t like the names anymore now that she’s 11, so feel free to use them in your book if you want.
    or would-be grandma to Flowers and Grunco 😦

  4. Mimi says:


  5. Herm says:

    It’d have to be Rhy’s. Or R’hys.

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