On the Magic of Writing

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"This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces written and/or chosen by Diana Wynne Jones will be required reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the genre. Reflections includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes about reading tours (including an account of the author's famous travel jinx), revelations about the origins of the author's books, and thoughts in general about the life of an author and the value of writing. The longest autobiographical piece, "Something About the Author," details Diana's extraordinary childhood and is illustrated with family photographs. Reflections is essential reading for anyone interested in Diana Wynne Jones's work, fantasy, or creative writing. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman, introduction and interview by Charlie Butler, bibliography, and index."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780062219893
Branch Call Number: 828 Jo
Description: xxx, 368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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MindyShepherd Dec 26, 2013

Reflections provides an inside look into the way one successful fantasy writer constructs characters and stories. For compelling story lines Diana Wynne Jones draws on a deep knowledge of European and ancient myths. Unlike some authors, she sets these myths in a modern context and peoples them with quirky characters from her own history. This is an inspiring resource for childrens', YA, and adult writers.


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