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More from Diana Wynne Jones: writing about 'baddies'

Still reading Reflections on the Magic of Writing, by Diana Wynne Jones, and came across this advice to young writers, the vice versa to protagonists having a shadow side: 160 more words

Writing & Editing

Review No.127 - The Islands of Chaldea

The Islands of Chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones (completed by Ursula Jones)

HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2014

For time out of mind the Wise Women of Skarr have been granted visions when they undergo initiation, but when twelve-year-old Aileen emerges unenlightened she takes it as confirmation she’ll never live up to her indomitable Aunt Beck. 189 more words


Quote from Diana Wynne Jones

“It is no accident that the majority of folktales . . . have a happy ending. Most of them are very deep-level blueprints of how to aim for the moon. 114 more words

Writing & Editing

Archer's Goon

by Diana Wynne Jones

Published 1984

So this may be my favorite DWJ book to date.  This was a fun and rollicking story with a family that works together, and a whole troop of annoying enemies (who are also all siblings; I have a thing for sibling groups).   260 more words

Book Review

Cover Wars: Tough Guide to Fantasyland

Welcome to the cover wars, where we judge books by their covers. Usually we consider several different books, offering our opinions on how each book’s cover and blurb appeal (or don’t) to us, and how cover and blurb fit together (or don’t). 1,188 more words

The Cover Wars

What inspired me to write "Entering the Weave"

For my thirteenth birthday I got a typewriter. I loved its clunky mechanics and the artful complexity required to load it with interlacing sheets of foolscap and carbon paper. 505 more words


The Good, The Bad, and The Scary – Day 10


The Three W’s: Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks

Howl’s Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

Truth be told, I broke one of my most sacred commandments by seeing the movie version of… 341 more words