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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Writing Magic

Yesterday was my birthday. I shan't tell you how old I am, after all, a lady never reveals her age.

Hubby gave me a new book. I love books and don't think I could ever have enough of them, but I'm particularly excited about this book.

Written by Gail Carson Levine (the famous author of modern retellings of fairy tales such as Ella Enchanted, Fairest and Ever among others) Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly is, as the title suggests, about writing magical stories. Stories that have that special zing, that touch of gold, that special MAGIC!

Inspired by the creative writing courses for children that she runs, the book is more for children than adults so it's written in a fun and engaging way.

I have already dipped into it a little and really enjoyed the tit-bits I've read. If you're interested there's a really good review of the book here.


  1. Ooooh that looks like a good book! I might have to look it up since everything I write seems to be in the 'magical' realm! :)

  2. I sooo love the cover too. It is such a beautiful book. ;)

  3. Sounds great. Can't wait to come over and dip into it myself!

  4. JT: We might have to do some of the exercises at MSTP.