Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.

Away message

Having adventures. Will be back eventually.

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Susan, left behind

Lev Grossman, The Magicians (2009), The Magician King (2011), The Magician’s Land (2014) CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books, 1950-1956) Warning: If you haven’t read The Chronicles of Narnia, some critical plot elements are revealed here. For about an … Continue reading

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A series of series

I’ve been back in NYC for 3 weeks now and am just about recovered from my travels — in time to start planning my next sojourn (more on which later). Lengthy travels make me long for homely comforts — my … Continue reading

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Winding down, revving up

Episode 5 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. I’m sitting in front of my penultimate fire at the Guild’s central room. It seems to have caught — at last! — so I can take this moment to put 2016 … Continue reading

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Character development

Episode 4 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. Creating interesting characters, ones that meet all the requirements for “roundness” — they must be layered, not wholly bad or good, with goals and challenges that fit the tone of … Continue reading

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Sleigh rides are cold adventures

Episode 3 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. K and I went for a sleigh ride today. Up at 7 for first breakfast — tea and cold cereal. Then we walked a mile to get to the lodge for … Continue reading

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Roof avalanches and tree dumps

Episode 2 from my Writer’s Studio in the Woods series. The past few days, it’s mostly been about the snow. We glimpse the sun during the day, but then the clouds return and, with them, the snow. I’m used to city … Continue reading

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