You may not know, but Sir Terry Pratchett is one of my heroes. He’s no longer among us, but his spirit will linger forever.
Just now, I found this piece of an interview with him, and it’s about writing fantasy. My genre of choice.
It’s (among other things) for this reason that I like fantasy. Reading it and writing it. You can find plenty of examples on my site, if you haven’t been here before. Hilda the Wicked Witch is one example, but there is lots more to find. Many of my author friends are also very well versed in Fantasy, like the wonderful Valerie Douglas.
It has happened a few times already that my writing has been compared to that of other writers. So was “The Story of the Mimosa” compared to the “Hitch hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy “by no one less than Douglas Adams. Such praise is amazing and always welcome for a writer.
A few days ago, on a social medium called Ello, I was mentioned by someone so I had a look at the post. What I found there surprised me in the best way.
Since Terry Pratchett is gone I found on Ello a new favorite writer for fantasy literature. @paulkater
lucky me: he is alive and very creative… and I didn’t read all of his books, so I will have some more to read. but I took a new one with me called ‘The Magic of The Bull’. I read seldom the little texts on the backside of books, so I didn’t know anything about it. I read this book in two days, it’s so amazing. The beginning sketch a normal family with two kids in the funny age and the usual fightings between brother and sister. All is normal and not fantasy like until to a thunderstorm. Step by step send Paul Kater the heroes of this story on their way in the history of their living place…
I can only say: read it!
@paulkater thank you for this book, I had a great time to read it!
This is the kind of praise that touches me deeply. Being compared to the man that I admire highly, Sir Terry Pratchett, is more than I had dared to dream of.
I think I’ve read most of his books. The famous Discworld series is something that will stay in my memories forever. The witches he has developed and portrayed, the noble men of the Nightwatch, the great turtle Atuin on which the entire world travels through space, all of them are things that make me happy.
After finding that amazing review I found it too good not to share so I dropped a tiny bit of it on Twitter, and what happened:
I’m almost inclined to believe that it’s true. (And if it’s not true I’ll ignore your comments to that respect and float off in my little, happy bubble, knowing that there are at least a few people on this earth who know the truth! 😉 )
Anyway, this is where the tooting ends and the real work of a writer continues. Writing. Coming up with more stories. Working on continuing the dream.
I’ll leave you with a quote from one of Sir PTerry’s books:
‘Ankh-Morpork! Brawling city of a hundred thousand souls! And, as the Patrician privately observed, ten times that number of actual people.’