On the Myth & Magic podcast (full details below) the Canadian environmentalist and fantasy novelist NINA MUNTEANU talks about narrative responsibility and writing in the Anthropocene era.
The author addresses the main challenges facing writers and emphasizes the importance of creating a sense of place in fiction. She explains how to write metaphors and gives tips for writing action scenes. Nina also explains how courage and inspiration will help an author overcome fear to get the job done!
Nina Munteanu (born 1954 in Granby, Quebec) is a Canadian ecologist and sci-fi & fantasy novelist.
Her recent novel “A Diary in the Age of Water” (Inanna Publications) has been long-listed for Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Award 2021.
The story involves the journey of Earth and humanity through four generations of women, each with a unique relationship to water. The novel explores identity and our concept of what is “normal” in terms of nationality and as an individual, in a world that is changing rapidly and incomprehensibly.
Nina is co-editor of Europa SF (the European speculative fiction portal) and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto and she is a consultant technical writer and an editor for various projects.
To learn more about Nina and her eco-fiction, and to get tons of helpful tips, tricks, and hints to help your write your own fantasy, check out Myth & Magic Episode 81 (available on all platforms).