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A major sci-fi/fantasy editor told me (in 2003) that she thought 85k was a great length for a debut fantasy. She also confided that those doorstopper books could use some serious pruning, but many of the authors would no longer consent to be edited and she no longer had the time to argue with them a...
- April 5th, 2010, 11:38 am
- Forum: Writing
- Topic: Have we talked about world building?
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I am one of those people who gets heavily into world-building for my fantasy writing. I find I really enjoy it (*cough* history major*cough*), even though it can take enormous effort. For someone who hasn't done it before and is feeling anxious, I suggest starting out with Patricia Wrede's world-bui...