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Terry Brooks: Why I Write about Elves

September 21, 2021 | By: Blaize

Terry Brooks was and is a huge influence on why I took up writing. I want to explorer this at some point in a future essay, but for now think this will suffice. Brooks did a TED Talk in 2012 that I resonate with. He write fantasy as a way to explorer ideas in a world that gives the idea what he calls “weight.” It tells the “truth” in a way that indulges the readers senses and provokes thought in more subtle ways than just saying it. He’s a master of the craft.

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