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Old 09-26-2002, 04:36 PM   #16
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Hobbitlass, I thought you made your point very well. And actually, that's a good quick outline of a different difference. :-)

We've been focusing on epic versus personal journey-- and I tend to confuse "epic" with "quest". They are not the same, are they? One can go on a personal quest-- and perhaps that fits in best with "faery"-- but one can not go on a personal Epic very well. Epics have sweep and grandeur and engulf nations as they progress.

Thanks for making that point. I need to look at my own stories again and think that over some more. But I think you've solved my own question. My stories remain very personal, and hence they stick to the "quest" category. They do not involve the destinies of nations; they're not epics. Thanks again.
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