Grit and Magic

Falcon

. . . part of learning to create things well is just practice—putting in your time, keeping at it, refusing to give up when you make mistakes, which you are going to do a lot. Nowadays, people are calling the willingness to persist like this: grit. And yet there is another aspect to this business of creating things—call it joy, or inspiration, or magic, or whatever. And this part has very little to do with stiffening your spine and pushing past difficulties. So, in Falcon, I tried to evoke that delicate balancing act of grit and magic.

Susan Fletcher

3 thoughts on “Grit and Magic

  1. Barbara Steinhauser

    Finally a new Susan Fletcher! I cannot wait to read it. Shadow Spinner remains one of my all-time favorite YA fantasies.

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      1. Barbara Steinhauser

        Thanks Marion! I will study Susan’s technique as I structure my own story and write Peer Reviews this fall. I am loving this program for forever students like me. I still struggle with finishing a piece.

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