Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

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

“The chosen of All-Muggleton”

Packing for a lengthy trip that includes a great deal of moving on and off trains, buses, boats and trams (not to mention walking) presents a particular challenge for a reader who hopes to travel light: How many books should … Continue reading

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Adventures finished

Just a quick post, to let my readers know I’ll be back soon, blogging about books and writing and other stuff. Meanwhile, turn on that radio in back of you and let’s go dancin’ in the street!

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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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