Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery

Taking Requests

I've just finished my second post in the Teaching Fantasy series for the Black Gate blog. I'll link to it here when it goes up, probably this weekend. This is the one about assigning "The Eye of Argon," and I think it's a lot of fun.

This week continues to be vastly better than the last one--I actually finished a thing. Did you know preschool-age children demand things of their caregivers three times a minute, on average? Studies Have Shown! And every parent I've mentioned that to has said something like, Yeah, and anytime you get two minutes off, the kid makes up for lost time by demanding the same exact thing fifty times in the next minute. So it amazes me that I was able to scrape together enough attention to finish something. It amazes me even more to look back on the scope of the things I used to finish before I had kids. What huge swathes of uninterrupted time I must have had.

Anyhow, now I'm mulling over what to do next in that series of posts, and what I'll do when I've worked my way through all the back-burner essays I have in mind already.

Suggestions, anyone? What would you like to see someone tackle in a discussion of teaching and fantasy literature?
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