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Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Today’s Story Study is all about my second fantasy favorite as a kid! ~ My first encounter: As with the early Harry Potter films (based on J. K. Rowling’s series), the 2000s movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe revealed a world of wonder and fantasy that captivated me … Continue reading Story Study: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

To begin my series of Story Studies, I turn to one of the most beloved book series of the past couple of decades and one of the earliest fantasy works I encountered as a child. ~ My first encounter: My exposure to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was gradual. I did see the movies … Continue reading Story Study: The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Happy Third Birthday, Our Company of Fools

Three years ago on this very day, I completed the first draft of Our Company of Fools, my 7th full draft to finish. It is the book I never counted on, my accident novel. I spontaneously started writing it in the airport as I waited to leave a writer’s workshop, and after some minimal plotting, … Continue reading Happy Third Birthday, Our Company of Fools

On the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop 2019

Last week, I returned from the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop (OYAN WW). This week-long retreat-like workshop for adults who went through the OYAN curriculum usually serves as a time of refreshment for me, and my experience this year, my third time to attend, wasn’t much different. I left feeling encouraged, empowered, and inspired … Continue reading On the One Year Adventure Novel Winter Workshop 2019