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message 1: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 168 comments Hello all,

I have just joined a new writing class, and submitted my wip to the group.

Some had never heard of necromancers, and one believed I had made the word up. This completely shocks me!

What I am wondering is whether or not you feel this would be an issue with urban fantasy / paranormal romance readers, who I just assume know what a necromancer is?

Thank you :)


Alana ~ The Book Pimp (loonyalana) | 97 comments Victoria wrote: "Hello all,

I have just joined a new writing class, and submitted my wip to the group.

Some had never heard of necromancers, and one believed I had made the word up. This completely shocks me!

Wh..."


I'd be shocked that an urban fantasy fan wouldn't know what a necromancer was.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

No, if they really read those types of books, they would surely have known about necromancers.
But then again, everybody starts off not knowing and you should explain to them what a necromancer is. Maybe even find it in a dictionary and show them.
I find it very frustrating when ppl gape at me for not knowing something.
There is always a word you don't know.


message 4: by Victoria (new)

Victoria | 168 comments Thank you Alana and Hadas, I am going to keep it as is. I think the group just isn't made up of urban fantasy readers


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Necromancers, as in those who raise the dead, is common in fantasy as a whole. Something like a Lich may be more obscure, but chances are they aren't made up of readers of fantasy books.


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