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Gumbee Fantasy Authors ‘do’ Pursuit: Number 4 Will Macmillan Jones

by on July 10, 2013

Oh look, more rubbish from me. Sorry.

The Gumbee Fantasy Writers' Guild

Pursuit.  Right.  I’m afraid that we normally all default to car chases, don’t we?  Even those of us who write fantasy.  Yes, I know there will be the odd (most of us seem to be odd, if I’m being honest) purist who insists on organic creatures – horses, camels, or even dragons.  But if, as Richard Bach once remarked in his bestselling book ‘Illusions (the adventures of a reluctant messiah)’ life can be compared to a film, we all have certain scripts in our head.  Bond film car chases, The Fast and The Furious, The Terminator films, even The Blues Brothers:  car chases appeal and are integral to all the story lines.

Why is this? Well, at some point the authors feel that the tension and drama can be racked up for the audience by having the baddy chase the goody; and indeed vice-versa.  Let’s face it, the punters love…

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