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C.S. Lewis And J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unpayable Debt of Writing Friends (Throwback Thursday)

This year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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CSL:LMM, C.S. Lewis and L.M. Montgomery (L.M. Montgomery Series) #LMMI2018

Leading up to the L.M. Montgomery Institute’s 13th Biennial Conference here in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, I thought that I would do a short series on Montgomery. Throughout May and June, each Thursday will feature a post on Montgomery and … Continue reading

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The Fated Classic: The Great Luck of the Hobbit

Hobbit fans around the world are already lining up to see part 2 of Peter Jackson‘s adaptation of The Hobbit, called The Desolation of Smaug. I have already talked about how important C.S. Lewis was to the publication and promotion … Continue reading

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The Unpayable Debt of Writing Friends

I have just read The Hobbit again and am about to finish The Fellowship of the Ring, reading aloud to my son. Again and again I am struck by how very good these books are. Not only are they wonderful … Continue reading

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Nearly Despairing with Stephen King, or The First Part Hope

One of my yearly rituals is reading Stephen King’s On Writing. I am sure I am not alone when I say that it is this overly-autobiographical, ill-organized, life-interrupted writing narrative that absolutely transformed my approach to writing. No, more than … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from My 8 Year Old

Sometimes my son’s wisdom astounds me. Not always. I can still see his little eight-year-old body straining against the temptation to chase a ball into the street, where all his instincts are at war in that moment. Morning time, each … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air: A Teen’s Dream of Publishing

Throughout their entire lives, C.S. (Jack) Lewis and his good friend Arthur Greeves carry on a conversation about books. But they also had a conversation about writing with one another. Jack sent Arthur his early work–a chapter in each letter, … Continue reading

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