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Writing for Children

In the midst of this pandemic, I am trying to work on my own writing as I continue with my freelance writing. I’ve come across a few helpful articles as I’ve thought about how to write better for children: I found these articles to be helpful and validating. I am a highly imaginative person,Continue reading “Writing for Children”

The Dark Side of Light in MacDonald’s The Light Princess

Replete with metaphor and symbolism, word-play and charming innocence, George MacDonald’s The Light Princess is always a treat to re-read. My favorite types of books to read are ones with layers of meaning, which still retain their aesthetic appeal. As I re-read this classic children’s fantasy, I admired the depth and imagination MacDonald brought toContinue reading “The Dark Side of Light in MacDonald’s The Light Princess”

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader Blog 2

A couple weeks ago I visited my sister in Florida and watched the boats coming into harbor. This seemed oddly appropriate as I had begun reading through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The main difference (aside from the make of the ships) was that the children in Dawn Treader were on a large shipContinue reading “The Voyage of The Dawn Treader Blog 2”

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blog 1

In re-reading this children’s fantasy classic, I found it so rich, deep and interesting that I’ll have to break it into 2 separate blogs to do it justice. Why Eustace is a Bully As I re-read my second favorite book from the Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I found myself oddlyContinue reading “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Blog 1”

Why Fantasy Matters

Lately I’ve been wondering, why do people love fantasy literature? For me, I think the love began when I was a child, getting wrapped up in the magical lands I could only discover in fairytales. My parents read fantasy books to us sometimes at bedtime, which must have influenced me. Whatever the reason, Fantasy caughtContinue reading “Why Fantasy Matters”

Classic Childrens Fantasy

By far, this is a favorite category I enjoy reading and writing in. Sometime this year I even hope to publish my own children’s fantasy novel… For now, let me share with you a some of my favorite children’s fantasy classics which I will be blogging about in the coming months. Click on any ofContinue reading “Classic Childrens Fantasy”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Wintry Fantasy Classic

Okay, Okay, so maybe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe isn’t specifically a Christmas story. But it does have snow in it, as well as an appearance by Father Christmas himself, bearing gifts. One thing about this delightful children’s fantasy novel is definitely true (and somewhat relevant to Christmas): it speaks to the childContinue reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Wintry Fantasy Classic”