The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Wand in the Word Marcus engages 13 master storytellers in spirited conversation about their life and work, their literary influences, and their core beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature.
- Published: 13 October 2009
- Format: Paperback 202 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780763645564 ISBN 10: 0763645567
- Sales rank: 860,495
Reviews for The Wand in the Word
Reviewed by Aubrey Hepburn for TeensReadToo.com
Ever wondered what it takes to be a writer or where writers get their ideas? THE WAND IN THE WORD answers these questions and more.
The book is in question/answer format. Each author is introduced with a brief biography, and each section is closed with a reader - a list of books written by that author. I enjoyed reading each author's responses: war stories from Brian Jacques and Garth Nix, rejection tales by Tamora Pierce, Granny Aching character inspiration from Terry Pratchett, and good, solid writing advice from all around.
This is one book that will spread through your home or workplace. I showed the book to my mother to describe something about one of the featured authors, leaving her engrossed in a story by Lloyd Alexander. When I came back in, she was reading a quote to my teenage brother. Three with one blow, I guess, but we all enjoyed catching a glimpse of what makes a fantasy writer.
I'd recommend THE WAND IN THE WORD for anyone who writes or reads fantasy - or who plans on becoming a writer in the future. by TeensReadToo