This trope appears harmless. Yet throw it into the fire, and secret characters blaze forth:
<Tolkien voice>This trope may inspire a person to plan, and possibly even execute, a multi-media fantasy project, whether or not that person has any business attempting such a project. Under the witchery of this trope, a workaday mortal may come to believe that he or she has been Chosen to create the Next Big Thing in epic fantasy.</Tolkien voice>
This is not to say that I think we should cast all multi-novel epic fantasies into the volcanoes in which they were writ, but caution is in order:
"The stage of Genie: The Beginning is set in the medieval time period where it shy's away from a traditionally strong Arab heritage from which the normal storytelling evolves. The battles are unique and suspenseful."
(That's a relief, about the battles.)
|The reward for big donations should be the airbrushing of this image on the donor's vehicle.|
According to the creator of the project, "The amount we are seeking is the minimum amount necessary of the approximately $25,000 we intend to invest in hiring a professional book writer to assist in the writing of the book as well as the first round of publishing."
Consider: what is a "professional book writer," after all? If the creator of this project kept the $25,000 and wrote the book himself, would he not become a professional book writer? Cannot $25,000 hail the everyday person, and name him the Next-Big-Thing-Bearer? (This is the stage of the monomyth that Joseph Campbell refers to as "the Call to Rejection Slips.")
Postscript: I suspect that the woman depicted above is the protagonist, Kacie, but I hope her name is Genie.