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My Books Came In The Mail!

In December I pre-ordered The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and The Last Apprentice: Fury of the Seventh Son by Joseph Delaney. They came in the mail today! 50 more words


4.23.14 Reflections on the Magic of Writing

Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones. Fresh read/new book: 354/354.

I wrote all over this book because I was reading it like a LEARNING BOOK and it is so much easier to LEARN when you are scribbling on things. 1,088 more words

Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones

What is a cwidder? You might be wondering just that. It’s a lute-like musical instrument, one that young Moril, full name Osfameron Tanamoril Clennenson (yes, really), plays with his family in a sort of traveling band. 263 more words


Walking Home In The Fog

I’m a fiddler.*

Even if I’ve only written a chapter of the manuscript, the next day will see me re-reading, editing, revising.  Fiddling.  Reworking.  Obsessing.  By the time I reach the midway point in a manuscript,** I will have read it in excess of 40 times. 653 more words

Growing As A Writer

Fantasy books I love

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

This is it for me. This is my favourite book of all time. I re-read it every year. I love it. 1,008 more words


Top Ten Characters Who ...

… I would want to be my friend. (Or, to put it in a more grammatically correct form: Top Ten Characters with whom I would want to be friends.) 790 more words


Diana Wynne Jones, Racist Writer?

Putting Diana Wynne Jones and the word racist in the same sentence just feels wrong to me. And honestly, I have never heard or seen anyone say that she is racist. 535 more words

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