And we’ve reached chapters 16-23 of Sabriel.
We encounter a lot of dramatic settings in these chapters. Garth Nix has often mentioned how he loves pawing through travel magazines and how sometimes what he sees can find its way indirectly into his writing. Do you think a landscape that borrows from ‘real’ elements but puts a twist on them can be more effective than one that tries to be entirely original?
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