Welcome to Alchemical Words. I love all things fantasy. From Princess Bride to Game of Thrones to Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time. Fantasy books with strong female main characters? Stories with mystery and magic? Books about strange and wonderful lands? Fantastic tales of epic battles pitting good against evil? Fairy tales full of bravery with daring action and adventure? Sagas of a hero or heroine who grows through their trials and tribulations, eventually finding themselves and saving their kingdom or even the world?
Or maybe nothing quite so grand… maybe they just grow up a little. If you love a good fantasy book, then join me as I share my adventures in writing and explore the vast worlds that are fantasy.
On this grand blogging adventure, I’ll be discussing fantasy as a genre. I’m a voracious reader so there will be a lot fantasy book reviews, fantasy movie reviews and more. I’ll delve into all aspects of the fantasy genre including supernatural and horror. I will most likely stay away from science fiction topics unless they are related to the fantasy genre. One example of a crossover to science fiction will be in the area of world building.
But honestly, regardless of how the book stores group things, I see fantasy and science fiction as two separate genres. The genres of Horror and Supernatural, however, are much more closely related. But no gorefests and slasher stuff. That is a genre all unto itself and it’s not a genre that I’m particularly drawn to. Well, to be honest, I really have no interest in gore just for the sake of gore. Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should (Yes, SyFy channel, I’m talking to you.)
Thanks for visiting Alchemical Words. For more writerly things such as improving writing skills, my personal saga of going back to college and what I’m learning taking creative writing and literature classes, visit me at www.tlcoffeywrites.blogspot.com. You can also find me on GoodReads. I’m Teresa Coffey and I’d love to know what you’re reading.