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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The Modern Fairy Tale

What ever happened to fairy tales?

Sure, we still see them in popular culture today, but as a genre, fairy tales seem to have faded into obscurity. Mostly, the term is applied to Disney movies or new adaptations.

And most writers, if they say they’re writing a fairy tale, really mean that they’re retelling a fairy tale they grew up hearing (like Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast). And there’s nothing wrong with that. At least, I hope not, since I’m one of those authors who rewrites fairy tales.

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A Quick Quarantine Update

Not to worry, I’m still here!

It took a little juggling, but I’ve rearranged and updated my blog schedule (I had three weeks of posts centered around the release of theĀ Mulan, but now that’s been delayed to July 24).

But never fear, the posts will keep coming!

Stay safe and healthy, word nerds!

A Novel Update

Get it? It’s a joke, because it’s an update about the novel I’m writing and also it’s a novel (new, unique, rare) experience that I’m posting and update….


Anyway, some people out there have been curious about the novel I’m writing, Nova’s Test.

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