Tag: Harry Potter

Child watching TV

Harry Potter vs SpongeBob: the great gulf between children’s books and shows

Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children’s books and children’s shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?

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Notebook and Books

Do authors’ opinions on their own books even matter?

In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors’ still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?

The difference between children’s and adults’ books

Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing

Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.

Nac Mac Feegles

4 fascinating fantasy races

Fantasy has races of every shape, size, colour and function. Here are some I found fascinating.