Forgot to mention a couple of links were added to the relevant page a little while ago: the Falcata Times and the blog of the Write Fantastic, a collective of British fantasy writers. Which made me wonder what the collective noun for fantasy writers is. Maybe ‘tolkien’, as in ‘I had to throw a whole tolkien of fantasy writers out of the pub last night’.
Favourite collective nouns from the animal world: a charm of finches, a murder of crows. Apparently the name for a group of buzzards – birds I previously admitted my liking for – is a ‘wake’, which sounds good but I’ve no idea what its origin is. In fact, A Wake of Buzzards would be a good title. Not nearly as good as A Murder of Crows, of course, but that’s already taken several times over.