Izzy - Margôt Tesch, Writer
Zanian Warrior

Izzy

Little people in the Australian bush

The inspiration for this work comes from the idea of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons are an interesting neurological phenomenon. When you are watching someone, for example playing tennis, the same neural networks are operating in your brain as the person you are watching.

The idea that my neurological state is directly affected by who I'm watching and who I'm with, fascinates me. I wanted to explore this in my writing and it seemed most fitting to create a fantasy setting to enable my creativity to explore new boundaries.

Writing fantasy takes creativity to a new level requiring the creation of a new species (Zãnians) with their own cultural practises and values. This major work is still under construction and may well turn into a series of stories. 

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