Dr. Joseph Loconte, Professor of History at Kings College in New York, gave a masterful talk at the 2014 Oxbridge Conference. He scampered through dozens of references to the heroic ideal expressed in the works of Lewis and Tolkien. You can purchase as copy of his talk here: http://www.cslewis.org/product/plenary-joseph-loconte-reclaiming-virtue-ashes-great-war/ It’s an impressive lecture. But he
Month: August 2014
Have you ever been part of a writing group that gave vague, sloppy, useless advice? Or a group that was so negative you felt your motivation deflating like an old balloon? In my classes, I have students meet in groups of three, four, or five to read short papers out loud and give each other feedback.
The Steve Laube Agency just ran a blog post asking, “What is one thing you wish you had known before you became a writer?” Here is their blog post: http://www.stevelaube.com/one-thing-wish-known/ Here is my answer: When I finished the manuscript for The Company They Keep, I drove to Staples, packaged up the thick wad of printed pages, and