Sunday, 6 September 2009

Empires of the mind

The full quote is from Churchill. 'The empires of the future are empires of the mind.'

To an aspiring fantasy writer creating empires of the mind is the goal. After all, isn't writing a matter of stringing words together in such a way that images, worlds even, are created in the mind of the reader?

Of course, it's one thing to aspire quite another to succeed. Building the skills to achieve that goal takes time and practice.

Steven King, of whom I am not a fan, does say one thing that resonates. 'It's necessary to write a million words of b****x first before you can get to write the good stuff.' One reason to write a blog. Somehow or other you've got to write that one million words first, (some people say two million).

With that in mind, be advised, not all the following will be of quality.

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