Jeanne Owens, author

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Wizard, Magician, Magic-User, Sorceress, Witch, Warlock, Caster, Etc.

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Legends of Windemere

It seems there are so many words out there to denote practitioners of magic.  That’s only the arcane side of things and not the holy ones too.  Imagine if we add priests, priestesses, paladins, druids, and the rest of those who tend to use magic in fantasy.  Even with all of this, people tend to only really use ‘Wizard’ and I put the blame squarely on these two:

Gandalf and Dumbledore

Because of the popularity of certain fantasy series, people tend to only use wizard and not even acknowledge the others.  It gets even messier when you factor in some Harry Potter fans accusing Tolkien of plagiarism, especially when it comes to the Hocus and Pocus up there.  Let’s not get into that one because it really only shows how many people don’t bother learning the history of the genre.  That and how they can’t look up which series came…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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