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Picturing a World

Od Magic

Some of my favorite novels are fantasies. For a holiday treat, I read Patricia McKillip’s Od Magic. It is a lovely, lively story and I was specially interested in how McKillip interwove four plot lines. It allowed her to jump over the mechanics of moving a character from the end of one action in his or her story to the most interesting point in the next. I used that technique myself with Jeanette and Edward’s stories in Where the Light Falls; but if you want a textbook example (that’s lots more fun than a textbook), try Od Magic.

The beautiful jacket is by Kuniko Y. Craft. To flip through a brochure of her dreamy fantasy pictures, click here
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