Theodora Goss

more photos (2)




Ian Mond
449 books | 273 friends

A.C.
29 books | 1,991 friends

Wayne S...
221 books | 1,527 friends

Jay Cas...
660 books | 603 friends

Kevin B...
42 books | 890 friends

Gary Fry
15 books | 678 friends

Raymond...
85 books | 1,868 friends

Forrest
679 books | 812 friends

More friends…

Theodora is following 1 person

Theodora Goss

Goodreads Author


gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

member since
December 2010


About this author

Theodora Goss's publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; and The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a two-sided novella in an accordion format. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. She has won the World Fantasy and Rhysling Awards.


This is my second attempt to map the fairytale heroine’s journey in a specific tale. I’m calling this project Mapping the Fairytale Heroine’s Journey. As you may know if you’re following along, I started with a blog post called “The Heroine’s Journey,” in which I listed ten steps or stages the fairytale heroine goes through. Then, I took a look at “Snow White” to see if I could find those steps...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
1 comment
like  • 
Published on October 22, 2014 17:24 • 14 views
Average rating: 3.69 · 6,881 ratings · 1,328 reviews · 68 distinct works · Similar authors
The Thorn and the Blossom
by
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 653 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Forest of Forgetting
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Rose in Twelve Petals
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Songs for Ophelia
4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Voices from Fairyland: The ...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Oz Reimagined: Lost Girls o...
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Rosa e o Espinho
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Coyote Road: Trickster ...
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 706 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mad Scientist's Guide t...
by
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 827 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Happily Ever After
by
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Theodora Goss…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Theodora's Recent Updates

Theodora Goss wrote a new blog post
This is my second attempt to map the fairytale heroine’s journey in a specific tale. I’m calling this project Mapping the Fairytale Heroine’s Journ... Read more of this blog post »
The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
Rate this book
Clear rating
Theodora Goss is now a fan of Maria Tatar and E. Nesbit
15620 7935185
365940
The more one knows fairy tales the less fantastical they appear; they can be vehicles of the grimmest realism, expressing hope against all the odds with gritted teeth.Marina Warner
Green Thoughts by Eleanor Perenyi
Rate this book
Clear rating
152502
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.D.W. Winnicott
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Fairy Tale Reader by John Matthews
Rate this book
Clear rating
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Briar Rose
by Jane Yolen (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Theodora's books…
“I will tell you, too, that every fairy tale has a moral. The moral of my story may be that love is a constraint, as strong as any belt. And this is certainly true, which makes it a good moral. Or it may be that we are all constrained in some way, either in our bodies, or in our hearts or minds, an Empress as well as the woman who does her laundry. ... Perhaps it is that a shoemaker's daughter can bear restraint less easily than an aristocrat, that what he can bear for three years she can endure only for three days. ... Or perhaps my moral is that our desire for freedom is stronger than love or pity. That is a wicked moral, or so the Church has taught us. But I do not know which moral is the correct one. And that is also the way of a fairy tale.”
Theodora Goss, In the Forest of Forgetting

“Write all the time. I believe in writing every day, at least a thousand words a day. We have a strange idea about writing: that it can be done, and done well, without a great deal of effort. Dancers practice every day, musicians practice every day, even when they are at the peak of their careers – especially then. Somehow, we don’t take writing as seriously. But writing – writing wonderfully – takes just as much dedication.”
Theodora Goss

“Accept criticism. If you do not offer your work for criticism and accept that criticism, meaning give it serious thought and attention, then you will never improve.”
Theodora Goss

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Reading with Style: * Reading w/Style Completed Tasks -Spring 2012 998 203 May 31, 2012 08:59PM  
UK Book Club: HRO's 2014 A-Z 14 31 Apr 30, 2014 11:24AM  
100+ Books in 2014: HRO's 100+ 2014 Book Challenge 16 15 Apr 30, 2014 11:33AM  
2014 Reading Chal...: Daphne's Corner 26 88 Aug 28, 2014 04:29PM  
2014 Reading Chal...: The Goodreads Authors Challenge 319 539 Oct 17, 2014 06:33AM  
Kindle English My...: Authors Game 711 165 Oct 18, 2014 03:39AM  
“Elegance is refusal.”
Coco Chanel

“Some say an army of horsemen,
some of footsoldiers, some of ships,
is the fairest thing on the black earth,
but I say it is what one loves.

It's very easy to make this clear
to everyone, for Helen,
by far surpassing mortals in beauty,
left the best of all husbands

and sailed to Troy,
mindful of neither her child
nor her dear parents, but
with one glimpse she was seduced by

Aphrodite. For easily bent...
and nimbly...[missing text]...
has reminded me now
of Anactoria who is not here;

I would much prefer to see the lovely
way she walks and the radiant glance of her face
than the war-chariots of the Lydians or
their footsoldiers in arms.”
Sappho

“Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
John Cheever

“Are not all loves secretly the same? A hundred flowers sprung from a single root.”
Tanith Lee, Delirium's Mistress




Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

Lawrence Schoen Nice to see you. Now if I could just get you to submit a novella to the Alembical anthology series I publish, life would be complete.

Regards,

Lawrence


Patrick *Waves*


back to top