Do you know the story of C.S. Lewis.
His mother was dying of some horrible disease (I believe cancer) and he prayed every single night for God to heal her. But she did die, and after she died, his father withdrew into his own little world and didn’t take very good care of him.Lewis couldn’t figure out why “God” would allow such a horrible thing to...
If he prayed to Christian god at the start of your story, he was a Christian to begin with. A lot of Christians go through an angry/disappointed phase when their god “doesn’t give them a pony”, so to speak. They often return to Christianity later in life when something else they can’t explain happens or something which gives them that warm fuzzy feeling again.And then they write books about how they were atheist and unhappy and bitter, when all they were was an angry Christian in denial. When asked, they often don’t have the first clue about atheism.
How do I write a medieval story.
I’m a writer (newer writer) and have always wanted to write a medieval story. I just don’t know where to begin researching. Any good sites for the dialect (the way they spoke) of medieval times? Or good history? Any good in-depth site/advice for Medieval times? I want to make it sound realistic enough to…
To write a real medieval story, it sounds like you’d need to do months if not years of research to avoid upsetting the hardcore medievalists with inaccuracies. But some good starting points are the booksThe History of Private Life Vol. II, http://www.amazon.com/History-Private-Re…Daily Life in Medieval Times (or actually any books by Joseph and Frances Gies), http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Life-Medieva…Daily Life in Medieval Europe, http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Europe-Gr…As for your other question, the rank of nobility as far as medieval English titles, goes, if memory serves me right:King/QueenDuke/DuchessEarl/CountessViscount/ViscountessBaron/BaronessKnightSquireThe above was taken from: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090227064958AAcWwdZPlus I know for a fact that C S Lewis was a massive Medieval nut! ;D The Discarded Image is AN AMAZING book that totally gets you into the medival mind set.& here are two major features of Medieval Literature:Word order Medieval scribes are much less likely to invert the word order of Latin texts than the writers of classical Latin (relative to modern usage). The ancient writers placed Latin words in order of their emphasis, whereas medieval and modern writers are much more likely to use the subject-verb-object word-ordering of modern languages. For this reason, it will often be preferable to TURN OFF the Subject Verb Object (SVOE) re-ordering routines from Blitz Latin with non-classical texts.Poor spelling Medieval words pose something of a dilemma to the dictionary compiler. On the one hand the scribe may have mis-spelled existing words. On the other hand, in the days before dictionaries two unconnected scribes may have constructed the same compound Latin word but used it for different purposes. There is also the practical problem that many medieval English terms have fallen out of modern common English usage; for example ‘socage’. Indeed, the large majority of the new medieval Latin words derive from medieval law or ecclesiastical use. Where possible we have provided an additional expanded meaning for obscure medieval English terms, but the user of Blitz Latin who is not a native English speaker may well need to refer to a very detailed English dictionary as well.Plus here is a good website that gives you a brief history of the middle ages: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Brief-Summary-of-the-Middle-AgesI hope this helps – good luck with your book 😀 x
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I’m writing a book series, how many books should my fantasy series have.
Is 6 books too many books in a fantasy series? Should I focus on more content in a trilogy or stretch out the story to 5 or more books? What type of series of fantasy do you like (many books in a series or just 2 books/trilogy)?
A trilogy is always three linked together and in this instance it would be three books. The beginning book with the hook at the end, the middle book leading up to the major decision or decisions and the final book – the finale or final choice the central character makes.It is really tough to do more than that as by book 4 or 5 you will be repeating a lot of things and it is difficult to engage a reader into wanting to hear more and more about the characters in the book. The Chronicles of Narnia managed to create seven books but it followed the four main characters as they grew which made sense at the end. These fantasy books written for children were written by C.S. Lewis between 1949 and 1954, and they fit at that time with the publisher of the day. I don’t know if there is as much room today for that many books written. Mediums like twitter and facebook drive the want for more. I think the book publishing climate is slowly changing and publishers may be relying more on instant public comment. It use to be that it would take a book critique or two before you knew and now it is immediate. My thought is strive for three and see where that takes you.
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what is the name of the dog in peter pan??who are ann, julian, dick and their dog??which war did nina bawden write about??where did cs lewis’s wardrobe lead to??who wrote demon headmaster stories??who wrote paddington bear stories??who wrote the very hungry caterpilar??how many ugly…
what is the name of the dog in peter pan?? NANAwho are ann, julian, dick and their dog?? THE FAMOUS FIVEwhich war did nina bawden write about?? WORLD WAR IIwhere did cs lewis’s wardrobe lead to?? NARNIAwho wrote demon headmaster stories?? GILLIAN CROSSwho wrote paddington bear stories?? MICHAEL BONDwho wrote the very hungry caterpilar?? ERIC CARLEhow many ugly sisters did cinderella have?? 2, ANASTASIA AND DRIZZELLAHope this helps!
The Books of C.S. Lewis.
Just wanted to know what some of you think of him and his writings? I personally think he is an awesome writer and states a lot of valid points in his writings. Although a lot of his stuff I have to read over and over to understand it’s totally worth. I love how he’s not like the average christian who…
I appreciate the imagination he brings to his works, but, although they’re sometimes exciting and interesting, I find his novels fairly irritating. I feel that the tone of his work is rather patronizing and I have the same objection Tolkein had to the inclusions of characters from a variety of mythologies in the Narnia books (the inclusion of Father Christmas is particularly obnoxious) – it’s cheap.For myself, I find the overt Christian agenda and didacticism a bit boring, frankly, but it really didn’t bother me until I read the novels to my son. All too often, I had to stop and explain why I disagreed with what Lewis said in the book and discuss why I found the morality he preached to be inadequate and incorrect. I feel that it’s good to discuss moral questions with your child, and as a conversation-starter on the subject of moral choices it was fine, but it certainly interrupted the narrative flow and made reading the books to him a rather disappointing exercise. We had more fun reading the Harry Potter books – and honestly, there’s better writing, more imagination, more excitement, more interest, and more real beauty in the Lord of the Rings.
How many siblings did Lewis Carroll have.
I was just wondering, b/c I have to write a research paper on him, and his book, Alice.So…two websites are saying he had seven sisters, and four brothers.Then another’s saying he had nine sisters, and two brothers…which is correct?(:
Charles “Lewis” Carroll had 10 siblings (family of 11 children). They included seven girls and four boys.Frances Jane (Fanny), 1828-1903Elizabeth Lucy, 1830-1916Caroline Hume, 1833-1904Mary Charlotte, 1835-1911Skeffington Hume, 1836-1919Wilfred Longley, 1838-1914Louisa Fletcher, 1840-1930Margaret Anne Ashley, 1841-1915Henrietta Harington, 1843-1922Edwin Heron, 1846-1918
Does Susan Pevensie represent C.S. Lewis.
In the final Narnia book (The Last Battle), Susan stopped believing in Narnia in favor of materialism and vanity, and her family and friends died in a train accident and went to Aslan’s Country (Narnia heaven).CS Lewis was in WW1 and he had 4 friends in the battle, all of them died and he was the only…
Susan was made to represent those of this world that know there is a ‘higher power’ (i.e. God) but chooses not to accept and believe in Him. She did not die in the accident, not as a way to keep her from the real Narnia, but as a way to give her more time in which to choose the right path. She had chosen to focus her efforts on beauty and parties instead of what is really important.In his Companion to Narnia, Paul F. Ford writes at the end of the entry for Susan Pevensie that “Susan’s is one of the most important Unfinished Tales of The Chronicles of Narnia”, but adds in Footnote 1 for that entry:. This is not to say, as some critics have maintained, that she is lost forever … It. is a mistake to think that Susan was killed in the railway accident at the end of. The Last Battle and that she has forever fallen from grace. It is to be assumed,. rather, that as a woman of twenty-one who has just lost her entire family in a. terrible crash, she will have much to work through; in the process, she might. change to become truly the gentle person she has the potential for being.This is not to say that Susan was or was not a representation of himself, but I honestly do not think that was his intentions when writing about Susan in the later books and in “The Last Battle”. I think that there are many people that struggle with that and Lewis’ intentions were to make her a representation of the ‘type’ of person, not a female version of himself.
how many books did c.s. lewis write. it seems like alot..
39 nonfiction works if you count the collections of his letter4 poetry anthologies17 fiction worksHe also edited some works
How many books did cs lewis write…
I need to know, asap, for a speech.
- The Christiad English and Latin Edition ebook by Marco Girolamo Vida
- Corpus Christianorum- The Medieval General Councils from Constantinople IV 869-870 to Basie-ferrara-florence-rome 1431-1445 Latin Edition ebook by unknown author
- The Lions World- A Journey into the Heart of Narnia ebook by Rowan Williams
- Neo-latin Drama in Early Modern Europe Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe ebook by Jan Bloemendal
- Medieval Dublin V- Proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2003 ebook by Sean Duffy