Don’t get me wrong–I like high-stakes… some of the time. But I feel like (in my own writing, at least) I always want to focus on the characters and their personal lives and development rather than the evil king who needs to be de-throned or the swashbuckler who got them into the whole mess in the first place. Like I want to write fantasy, but without the situation being: “the world is about to end!” Is this possible, or would it just make my stories boring?

Brad Pauquette Answered question December 7, 2023