November 28, 2020, 11:26:32 PM

Author Topic: Do you notice preaching in fantasy books?  (Read 2806 times)

Offline Yora

Re: Do you notice preaching in fantasy books?
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2019, 10:01:52 AM »
I think any book that has something to say should be doing so through the event that it describes. The things that are happening should speak for themselves. It's when characters take their time to explain the meaning of what they are doing or what is happening to the audience that things feel wrong. When readers know that the author is trying to put an idea into their heads, they reject it on principle.
We are not standing on the shoulders of giants, but on a big tower of other dwarves.

Beneath the Leaves of Kaendor