Why do some authors have staying power and not others? What is it about C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien’s writing that makes us want to read it even to this day? Andrew Peterson, musician and author of The Wingfeather Saga, joins me discuss these questions and more in the first part of a two part interview on today’s episode of Reading Writers.
In this episode, you’ll hear
- The power of great sentences;
- What it takes to write a book;
- How just about everyone in our age group is influenced by William Goldman and the Princess Bride; and
- Why we keep reading Lewis and Tolkien.
A few of the books and resources discussed in this episode
- The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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