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[Comments] (2) What Separates Fantasy From Mainstream Fiction: From writing group: "If you have a giant animal draining the narrator's life force, the reader isn't going to think 'oh, that must be a metaphor for his alcoholism.' They're going to take it at face value."

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Posted by Ben Heaton at Tue Dec 15 2009 04:47

What I hate is when you make the main character an alcoholic, and readers don't get that it's a metaphor for a giant life-draining animal.

Posted by Brendan at Sun Dec 20 2009 02:19

Brendan likes this.

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