Refining MY Thoughts on THE NUN’S DRAGON

The novel is on Amazon Kindle for the world to decide. Meanwhile I am having a private look back at this work. I have read it in so many incarnations that almost like a long-lived love I can see the progression of the piece at last.

When I started writing I had a mystery in mind. I did not expect a dragon to turn up and dislodge the whodunit. I was reading a book about living in the 14th Century and wanted to use the images in my head from that time. A violent time. Hunger, disease, war and death. Four horsemen riding. Instead I ended up with a Monk seeking deeper mysteries than that offered by the church, a nun who loved a dragon more than her own kind, and a convent baffled by their own faith. I hope my readers understand these turnings that made for a quite different story than I initially wanted to relate. But that’s what I love about writing — how it takes us by the hand. And Michael Cunningham’s great commentary on writing is true here too , that much is “Lost in Translation” from mind to page. But also different discoveries are made.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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