11/29/19 Post Update: This is an introduction to the second half of this blog, because originally I kept my writing stuff separate from my specifically fantasy stuff. Now they are all the same, but the purposes outlined here remain similar.
Hey, glad you found the blog section of the site! I'm Tanya, the founder of The Fantasy Narrative, and I'll be the main one writing blog posts. Bee, on the other hand, our co-founder, is the main one in charge of the Creature List. She is our mythical creature aficionado, and a lovely person to boot.
But let me introduce myself. As a lifelong fan of books, I once wrote in a third grade class journal that I wanted to be an author in response to the age old question, What do you want to be when you grow up? That has never changed, though as I got older, it took me a while to accept it. I went to college wanting to be a web designer, and I pursued that for a time, but ultimately I realized my heart wasn't in it. The creative writing courses called to me, and I listened to their call; in the end, I graduated with a degree in English and a certificate in Creative Writing.
The grand majority of books I read are in the fantasy genre, and that's also what I write - hence The Fantasy Narrative. I created this website to immerse myself even more in the realm of fantasy, to learn and read as much as I can about it and share what I learn and discover with you. My hope is to form a community here at The Fantasy Narrative, a safe place where we can share and discuss our favorite fantasy stories, creatures, and random tidbits of lore together, in all its glory and weirdness - in all our glory and weirdness.
The purpose of this blog is to explore the world of fantasy, and not just creature lore (that's the purpose of the Creature List). Here we'll discuss books, movies, TV shows, why fantasy is important, differences in creature origin stories, and so on. There will also be posts about writing fantasy for those of you like me, who can't get enough of fantasy by just reading the genre.
In short, The Fantasy Narrative is an adventure, and I hope you'll join us on this journey. :) If you want to keep track of us and join in the discussion, go ahead and give us a follow, shoot a comment down below and say hi, whatever floats your fancy. Let's just have fun with this, and learn more about fantasy along the way!