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 - Jasmiina F - Goodreads
I have only read one short story from Diana Wynne Jones, but when I saw this in the bookcrossing meetup I just had to grab this. And it really didn't bother me much that I haven't read her books. This ... Read full review
Review: Reflections: On the Magic of WritingUser Review - Elizabeth Knox - Goodreads
If I'd surrendered to my urge to quote from these talks and essays on Twitter or Facebook then 75% of it would be online, piecemeal. There is so much in this book that is worth repeating, reflecting ... Read full review