Originally Posted by Freeshadow
And this after somebody like Eddings once said, one of the things he disliked with Tolkien was, that his characters seemed to end below their necks...
That lady should better read some fantasy written by people who were or still are magnitudes better than she is.
Fantasy-writing tipps by somebody who isn't able to construct a logically coherent magic system for her own setting. BWAHAHAHAHAH
Ye gods if authors start listening to HER about how fantasy should be - that would be a reason to start avoiding the genre.
Or make room in their garage for the new Rolls Royce.
She might not be the world's best writer, but the world seems to regard her as a damn good story-teller. There are two requirements for creating a good novel. The ability to write well, and the ability to tell a good story. You can make do without one of them. Guess which one?