by Noemi Arellano-Summer
When I was a child, I would always be looking for mysterious paths on camping trips, or secret passages in unfamiliar houses. I wanted to find—if not an entirely different world—something out of the ordinary, and secret. Fiction where characters do enter other worlds is generally called portal fantasy, and the most well-known example is probably C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Four siblings crawl into another world through the back of a wardrobe, and have marvelous adventures. However, what happens when children come back from their worlds, wanting to go back and unable to?
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Time for a nerd-fession: I spend much of my hard-earned money on grammar and writing books. Ultra nerd-fession: I’ve been known to special order them.
Having participated in two simultaneous BB Fanfic extravaganzas this year, I’ve written more in a shorter amount of time than I ever have in my life. With no time to leisurely amble through the writing process, I’ve had to be at the top of my writing game, and well, I got by with a little help from my books.
Here are my 5 favorite books on the craft of writing, in no particular order. Pardon the low-quality photos; these are from my personal collection.
1. The Elements of Style by Strunk & White
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The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien As you well know, The Collective Bloggers are pretty hardcore television fangirls, but […]