Reflections: On the Magic of Writing
This collection of more than twenty-five critical essays, speeches, and biographical pieces chosen by Diana Wynne Jones before her death in 2011 is essential reading for the author's many fans and for students and teachers of the fantasy genre and creative writing in general. The volume includes insightful literary criticism alongside autobiographical anecdotes, revelations about the origins of the author's books, and reflections about the life of an author and the value of writing for young people.
Reflections features the author's final interview, a foreword by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, and an introduction by Charlie Butler, a senior lecturer in English at the University of West England in Bristol.
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Review: Reflections: On the Magic of WritingUser Review - Sage Blackwood - Goodreads
Reflections is composed of speeches, articles, and letters that Jones wrote over the course of her career, and compiled in the last months of her life. Because of the format, some themes get repeated ... Read full review
Review: Reflections: On the Magic of WritingUser Review - Becca.jensen - Goodreads
Diana Wynne Jones is a clever madwoman, or a mad clever woman. Her ideas about fiction and writing seem to run deeper than muscle tissue and marrow. Here she dissected many works of fantasy and ... Read full review