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Dragon of the Day

So, as a would-be dragon slayer who often finds it difficult to spot camouflaged dragons in today’s world of grey, I want to tackle what I’m going to call my dragon of the day. 563 more words

Heroes And Dragons

My Favourite Fictional Universes

As a fantasy writer (and someone who hasn’t really been able to afford to travel much) I love making up my own fictional worlds with their little quirks and details. 1,903 more words


Religion: You can't avoid it, but you can make it what you want.

Okay, so, last night, I put up a blog about religion. Specifically, about the different ways that deity or deities can be viewed within religion. It was more of an overview than anything, and I’m certain that there’s more to say on the subject. 988 more words


A Grimm night out

There’s a theory, called ‘nominative determinism’, in case you’re curious, that says people are drawn to occupations because of their surnames: Baker, Tiler etc. I wonder if the same thing was going on for the Brothers Grimm, whose unsettling stories have been given a theatrical makeover by Philip Pullman (of… 325 more words

Currently Reading | The Subtle Knife.

Yet another amazing book from Philip Pullman. I started this book immediately after finishing the first in the series and was just as engrossed. Again the age difference did not matter. 187 more words

101 In 1001

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Reading level: 6.7
Lexile: 930
Series: His Dark Materials, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, adventure
ELL-Friendly: No
Library recommendation: Middle or high school

Goodreads summary:

Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford’s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. 754 more words

YA Books

Stories Write Themselves

In The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, she says that writers get their ideas from a great creative well. All we writers need to do is be open and listen for the ideas to flow and to record them when they do. 299 more words