I wrote a little personal vignette about where my interest in fantasy stems from to coincidence with the release of Chevalier Book 5, released last Sunday. You can read the mini-essay over at the JMS Books blog.
My nom de plume is Benji Bright and I’m an erotica writer. I write the kind of smut that I like to read: hot, whimsical, occasionally thoughtful, and sometimes just plain silly. Outside of writing I’m a film buff, a music lover, and an RPG addict. Also I’m a real person: so feel free to contact me.
Nail. Head. Hit.
Seriously, the blog lays out EXACTLY why I write fantasy, and why I love it so much.
Too many people think of fantasy as a Tolkien ripoff genre, and if it’s not Tolkienesque in some fashion, it’s not fantasy.
But fantasy is, in actuality, ANYTHING that can’t happen in real life no matter how bendy you make the science. It’s pure imagination, and that is why I love it.
I like to think that this website itself is a testament to the expansiveness of the fantasy label. There’s present-day stuff (in various flavors), sword-and-sorcery epics, gritty low-fantasy stuff, obscure riffs on Christian mythology, superhero fiction. Legit you can write any damn thing and your only concern has to be making the internal logic work.