I love fantasy - I absolutely love it. I love the adventure, the incredible universe, the never-ending twists and turns the characters experience throughout the book. For me, there is nothing greater than a fantasy story done right. The problem, however, is that nearly nobody does it right. Why? Because so many writers who try to step into fantasy writing think that their hook will be the fantasy aspect, while forgetting every other aspect of a good book. People are too focused on creativity that it becomes the opposite, becoming forced and contrived, while letting the story and character elements dangle along in an escapade of cliche and ridiculousness.
|Aspiring fantasy writer.|
|"Jegolas, Prince of the Skinny Tree Men."|
|Same haircut too.|
And hopefully someday, some authors will remember this and will stop writing about dwarves and elves and orcs and goblins, and realize that it's not the dwarves and elves that made LOTR amazing. It's LoTR that made LoTR amazing.