So C.S. Lewis wrote a letter about writing advice, sounding like George Orwell, and in the process, unravelling the ugly truth about fantasy writing: it is so, so bad.
1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.
I am sure Tolkien, Rowling and all the copycats in the hero's journey-type fantasy writing business, have never paid attention to the advice. The young impressionable are only too ready to be taken away to any damn new place, bad writing be damned.
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