Episode One: Fantasy Clichés

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In our first episode, we’re looking at fantasy cliches. What are they? Why are they bad? How can you avoid them? How can you use them?

We tackle the chosen one, wise old mentors, fantasy races, and evil villains for evil’s sale. Plus, we’ve got a few freebies to give away.

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About the author

Richie Billing writes fantasy fiction, historical fiction and stories of a darker nature. His short fiction has been published by, amongst others, Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, The Magazine of History & Fiction, Aether and Ichor, and Far Horizons. His debut novel, Pariah's Lament, will be published by Fiction Vortex in Summer 2020. He co-hosts the podcast The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed, a venture inspired by the requests of readers of his critically-acclaimed book, A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook. Most nights you can find him up into the wee hours scribbling away or watching the NBA. Find out more at www.richiebilling.com.


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