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“It was salutory to remember, I told myself, that writers and other creative artists do not relish other people’s ideas. They usually have more than enough of their own, and well-meant suggestions only add to the burden of their already over-stocked minds.” Miss Read, Farewell to Fairacre (1993)
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- #WitchWeek2020: The end is nigh! November 6, 2020
- #WitchWeek2020 Day 6: MEXICAN GOTHIC and the Classic Gothic Tale November 5, 2020
- #WitchWeek2020 Day 5: Gothic fantasy, with puppets November 4, 2020
- #WitchWeek2020 Day 4: M R James and the Gothic Tradition November 3, 2020
- #WitchWeek2020 Day 3: The Graveyard Book November 2, 2020
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Category Archives: Kenning Magic
I had to share this photo, which came from a friend. The reader is her granddaughter, caught up in Kenning Magic‘s story of Noni’s search for the Book of Spells. The sequel, Kenning Stars, is progressing through its first revision, … Continue reading
Here I am again, the good side of NaNoWriMo’s finish line. I’m far from the first to cross it, and in just 2 more days, a few hundred thousand other writers across the globe will have joined us. It’s a … Continue reading
A brief check-in: I’m a bit over 13K words short of my 50K goal, and have only 7 days left! And just when I needed them most, Grant Faulkner’s comforting words came via NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk series: View the blank … Continue reading
I had originally thought to make no resolutions this year, so that I would have none to break. Yet there’s something about a new year that inspires me to set goals, and I find myself planning out 2014 with big and … Continue reading
and I’ve been quite busy. I don’t know how others balance writing careers with full time jobs, because I find it impossible. I shouldn’t complain. I try not to, because I know I’m incredibly lucky. My job challenges me intellectually, … Continue reading
Today’s the official launch for Kenning Magic. I’ve invited adults, because that’s who I know, but the book is for readers age 9-14. With any luck, a few may show up. Over on PiA, I’ve just posted something about organizing … Continue reading
Woke up to a Tweet saying that I’m now listed on the Published Indie Authors blog here at WordPress. Made my day, and it’s only 7 am. Authors supporting other authors. That’s my kind of world.
The Newbery judges seem to favor realistic and historical fiction. Even if the story is told from a doll’s viewpoint (Hitty: Her First 100 Years or Miss Hickory), the underlying plot is historical. Five fantasy authors have won: Susan Cooper (The Grey King, … Continue reading
My family and friends all know: I’m not a smiley face kind of person. Way back in the 1960s, when the yellow menace started appearing everywhere, my response (when possible and legal) was to add frowning eyebrows, giving the face … Continue reading
Watch for my guest blog post at Patinspire’s ILoveToRead blog on 30 May. I’m not sure yet what I’ll write about, but something will come to me. Meanwhile, enjoy some mystical music.