A Belated Update

Hey all!

As you may have noticed, I missed my Wednesday post this past week. I have an explanation. I’m heading to a writer’s conference this week (so don’t expect any posts for the next two weeks either).

In regards to why that means I didn’t post, well, I’m trying to finish the current draft of my novel (draft #5, for those curious). I’d like to be able to pitch it to some of the agents and editors I’ll meet at the conference. It’s getting pretty down to the wire. I’m about 35,000 words in (of around 78,000). If I put my head down and work furiously, I might just do it. Which hasn’t left time for other things, like researching blog posts or putting together videos. Sorry.

Until November, word nerds!

Myth or Magic: A Simple Spell

A friend of mine recently posed an interesting question.

“The evil queen uses magic to change her appearance and poison Snow White. Why doesn’t she just use that magic to make Snow White uglier instead of going through the complicated process of trying to kill her?”

-Rachel

She makes a very good point. So I did what I always do in cases like this. I went to the original text. And there are three things I found that I think answer this question.

Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash
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Fairy or Fae

Fairy or faery? Which is correct spelling? Is there a difference? What do people mean when they say “fae”?

Photo by Cristian Escobar on Unsplash

As an avid fan of fairy tales and fantasy books and movies, this is actually something I’ve been curious about for a long time. But as I started to dig into the subject, the information was a lot harder to find than I expected.

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Kate’s Writing Corner: Writing Habits

I’m creating a new section of videos that I’m calling “Kate’s Writing Corner”. It’s a place for me to answer (or try to, anyway) questions about writing! So if you have any questions you want me to answer, leave them in the comments below.

Until next time, word nerds!

The Topic of Grief

I think all of us who have watched a movie about a hero on a quest (or seen a Disney movie, for that matter) have noticed a common theme in those stories.

Dead parents.

I know, I know, that’s a super morbid thought. Why have I even brought it up?

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