As I am jet-lagged and in another country, this week’s post is neither on children’s lit. nor fairytales but rather the medium in which they’re told: Writing. I was out to dinner recently with a friend of mine –who is an aspiring screenplay writer– and we spent the entire conversation talking about writing and current … More So You Want to be a Writer?
In many children’s stories, authors place their main characters in magical worlds in order to help children understand the adult-world lessons they’ll receive as they continue reading. C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe puts its main characters in a make-believe world where they’ll have to grow and change. In this way, Lewis’s … More C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe