Re: [scifiwriting-135] Thanks for feedback - Labov

From: Jamie B.
Sent on: Friday, March 5, 2010 10:28 AM
I was just going to post the descriptions of genres I found that I mentioned at the meeting. Here's the one on Fantasy:


Fantasy:
Fantasy uses imaginary worlds and mystical creatures within its storyline. Familiar characters of fables and mythology such as princes and princesses, knights, dragons, giants, faeries, goblins, gnomes, wizards, and witches often show up in this genre. Magic, spells, swords and sorcery, supernatural powers, talking animals, and fanciful kingdoms are welcomed stereotypes.

Common fantasy themes include quest for precious objects, rescuing damsels in distress, and battles against discernable good and evil. Unlike science fiction, fantasy is rooted in make-believe rather than science; its only limitations are the expectations and preconceived notions of its dedicated readership. Fantasy subgenres include modern, historical, mythological, epic, urban, alternate and parallel worlds, dark fantasy, and graphic novels. Fantasy is also included in the general grouping of ���genre fiction,��� ���category fiction,��� ���mainstream��� fiction and "mass market" fiction. 

Source: http://www.agentq...­



--- On Fri, 3/5/10, Cindy Ravinski <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Cindy Ravinski <[address removed]>
> Subject: Re: [scifiwriting-135] Thanks for feedback - Labov
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Friday, March 5, 2010, 8:53 AM
> That's what I forgot to post!
> Thanks, Chris.��Something was nagging me that I wanted to
> post something other than the Times article. I will share
> the definitions of Fantasy I found while writing my thesis
> defense soon. 
> 
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> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM,
> Chris Miller <[address removed]>
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> Hey all, thanks for the feedback Wed night.
> 
> I thought that was a really good session. ��A bit of a
> brain fry,
> 
> yes.
> 
> 
> "But, but, but we're not even sure it /is/ a
> story," to bastardize
> Eraserhead. ��I thought that was interesting and discussed
> that
> with my friend Michele.
> 
> She said to check out Labov,
> 
> ��http://en.wikiped...­
> He's done work on "what is a story", because
> he studies
> narratives and has to decide if the spew he recorded for
> the past
> 
> x hours is 1, 3 or no stories, etc....
> 
> 
> Yeah, Augnablik is a story. ��:-) ��"Fantasy"
> genre, well...
> 
> 
> I'm going to try to write something that's NOT a
> story, just to
> see what that might be like.
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