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The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

The Weird and Wonderful Worlds of Frances Hardinge

I’ve been thinking a lot about worldbuilding recently, mostly on account of having broken the worldbuilding in The Moth Trilogy. Okay, so ‘broken’ seems an odd word to use, but basically I asked a few questions of myself and the whole thing fell apart, so I’m trying to rebuild from the bottom up, which is a slow and intense process. As a result, worldbuilding is something I’ve been paying attention to in everything I read, and recently I read Gullstruck…

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Somebody I Used To Know (TCWT)

Somebody I Used To Know (TCWT)

Okay, before we go ANYWHERE with this post, I want to say something: I am on time with my TCWT post. I am on time. I remembered. Unlike the last two months, I’m not starting this with an apology. I wrote it on my hand, and I remembered. THIS IS A MOMENTOUS OCCASION. Moving swiftly on, what’s the topic? “How have both the people in your life and your own personal experiences impacted your writing? Do you ever base characters…

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Tainted By Allegory?

Tainted By Allegory?

J.R.R Tolkien didn’t like the Narnia books. He made this fairly clear. He and C.S. Lewis were pretty good friends, and they were both members of this group called the Inklings which, to be quite honest, is an AWESOME name. They used to read their work out loud and discuss it. But Tolkien got so fed up that he said he wouldn’t come any more until Lewis stopped reading the Narnia stories. He felt they were ‘tainted by allegory’. Basically,…

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