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Benefit of a Manuscript Assessment

Over the past two months I’ve been gently revisiting the novel I have been attempting to write, as well as writing down the plot and structure for the rest of the trilogy. 645 more words

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The Forest Done Right: Philip Pullman's Opening Paragraphs of The Amber Spyglass

from His Dark Materials, Book Three:

In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among thee immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below. 79 more words

Happy Birthday to Author Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. 40 more words


October 19 in history

202 BC  Second Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal Barca, leader of the invading Carthaginian army. 609 more words


Spice Cake. Northern Lights.

She dressed quickly and ran on deck to find nothing very much happening. All the stores had been unloaded, sledges and dog teams had been hired and were waiting to go; everything was ready and nothing was moving. 558 more words


Embracing the YA Albatross: YA Fiction in the Academy

I  mentioned  Philip Pullman’s carnegie medal speech in my first YA post and it seems apt to return to it here in the wake of renewed criticism of YA fiction in universities. 180 more words

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Top 10 -- The Books That Stay With Me -- Gabriel Valdez

One thing we noticed when putting together these lists is that Vanessa’s had seven women writers. Mine only has two. Cleopatra’s and Eden’s lists had three. 1,353 more words

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