George R. R. Martin: Writing is a Journey

“People think that [fantasy] is entertainment for children or particularly slow adults.” 

– George R. R. Martin –

Truer words were never spoken.  Yes, the genre is vastly entertaining (to read and write), but too often critics cast it aside without realizing that in the right hands, fantasy can – and does – tackle some of society’s toughest issues.  By the unenlightened few, a fantasy writer is also dismissed as flakey or in the very least, something less than a serious author.

In this thoughtful and intelligent interview, George R. R. Martin neatly disposes of both stereotypes. He speaks with George Stroumboulopoulos about the journey that is writing.


About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

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