The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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Category Archives: Writing
A few weeks ago on Facebook, someone commented in passing that they really needed to find a good thesaurus. The commenter was a friend of a friend, and so I don’t recall who it was. The pertinent fact was that … Continue reading
I spent some time a few years ago, writing an Advent devotional for myself. I had selected verses to take me from the beginning of the Advent season all the way to Epiphany. When I was growing up, in our … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of words lately. I’ve had a number of editing jobs, covering different types of material: a biblical fantasy, a children’s book, an academic thesis, and a scholarly analytic volume. Each required a … Continue reading
I’ve been reading Ray Bradbury: the Last Interview this last week. I’d recently come to realize how much Bradbury had influence my own writing. I had not thought about it because I wasn’t a reader who was immersed in his writing. … Continue reading
On Facebook earlier today, artist Colleen Doran posted a link to an interesting blog article that featured some comments by Mike Rowe about the “follow your passion” advice that usually gets passed around easily. Rowe’s comments gave me some food … Continue reading
I find it that sometimes and idea or concept that I have touched on in one work reappears in something else, often years later. Over the weekend, I set myself back to working on my devotional study of the First … Continue reading
It’s been passed around on Facebook a lot this last week, and I’ve avoided looking at it… mainly because it is so easy to get distracted when I’m pushing to finish a major editing job. But a friend urged me … Continue reading
After a lot of work in writing, correcting galleys, working at promoting the book, my author copies have finally arrived! The Creature took the time to examine the book, checking out how the landscape format works. He decided he was … Continue reading
So, yesterday, I had my screenwriters group in the morning. We had a very good session giving notes on two scripts. It’s the benefit of having a long, consistent history together: you know the others are interested in helping you … Continue reading
I’ve been reading through The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume lll: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963 lately. The flow of his correspondence from amiable acknowledgements to his readers to business exchanges with his publishers to the relaxed exchanges … Continue reading