Were? Shifter? Semantics.

The wolves in my urban fantasy series can be considered “werewolves”. Likewise, they can be shifters. When I first started writing and the world of the Lang grew in my head, the idea that they were actually wolf-weres became stronger.

For people who play D & D, you might be aware that wolf-weres are actually wolves who can shift into human. I think there are authors who have explored this concept as well in fantasy and paranormal fiction.

Yes, the Lang are wolf-weres, of sorts.

Yet, I sometimes wonder if we as authors are splitting hairs when it comes to terminology. And if so, why?

 

 

About these ads

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diandra
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 08:43:42

    I think it’s important to split hairs when it comes to terminology. After all, words are all we ahve to kidnap the reader and drag them into our own worlds…

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Help Me Fund – Translation Into Turkish

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 55 other followers

%d bloggers like this: