My relationship with HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is a bit backwards. Usually, I seek out the book before watching the movie, but I didn’t in this case. Howl, a tortured wizard with a penchant for snazzy dressing and a weakness for hair dye, was the perfect animated hero. Sophie was also a nuanced heroine with a tinge of sadness so common in Miyazaki films, and Calcifer just cracked me up. I ended up loving the film and I knew I had to read the book.
These days, I tell everyone that Twitter is great for a lot of reasons, but especially for the writing community.
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I’ve been away from this blog too long, but for those of you following me on Twitter, the last year has been a whirlwind of writerly activity. My pal Trisha Schmidt (@seeredwrite on Twitter) tagged me in a blog hop to talk about my current work-in-progress. If you’re curious about what I’ve been working on, please have a look. I’d love to hear what you lovely readers are working on as well!
In 2007, the publishing industry was rocked by two colossal events: the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the debut of Amazon's first Kindle e-reader. Nearly five years later, these phenomena will finally collide -- as of today, all seven of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels are available in e-book form.
But here's the potential fly in the Amortentia: …