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Posts in the Category: OPINION
I was attending a conference of the International Society for the Study of Time in Asilomar a few years ago when one of the learned speakers predicted that content curation …Read More →
Today is Shakespeare’s birthday and deathday, if legend is to be believed, yet in the alternative reality of story which permeates our world he has never been more alive.
His work has influenced writers …Read More →
Today I’m guest posting for Teen Read Week over at the super-popular Reading Teen blog with one of my recent rants on books for boys.
Am I flattered to have been asked? Absolutely. Though I’m …Read More →
Look at old editions of Treasure Island, Kidnapped, or any number of books from earlier eras and the cover illustrations make it clear from the outset that they don’t pander to girls at all. They …Read More →
Boys need and deserve books addressed specifically to them, to overcoming the fears or ‘monsters’ that bedevil them. For what are great stories if not a vicarious exploration of one’s deepest darkest fears, vanquished by an unlikely but ultimately worthy hero?Read More →
I went into Borders with my 21-year old son yesterday. He stood beside me, shoulders hunched, hands in pockets, as I perused the YA shelves to see who’s getting the prime shelf space and why—a …Read More →
In what ways do you challenge yourself in your writing?
The book I’m writing explores the relationship between religion, magic, and science in the hearts, minds and actions of man since the Renaissance. I could have …Read More →