I’m back! I’m so sorry for being gone for months. As you may know, I was recently in a play, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve always loved that play and I finally got to be in it! I played the role of Helena and after weeks of memorization, a rather intense and frantic rehearsal schedule,Continue reading “What Fairy Tales Teach Adults”
Category Archives: Thoughts on Fairy Tales
The Fairy Godmother Problem
I share what I really think about Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Until next time, word nerds!
Character Types: The Beautiful Damsel
As much as it pains me to admit it, a good fairy tale isn’t complete without a damsel in distress. Damsels serve as the motivation for the hero. Whether it’s a charming prince fighting a dragon to save her or a poor lad trying to prove his worth, there’s always a girl involved with theContinue reading “Character Types: The Beautiful Damsel”
Reluctant Romance Writer
For the majority of my life, I wanted to be a writer. But never once, in all those years, did I want to be a romance writer. I was that kid growing up who would rather read adventure books, watch war movies, and live vicariously through fantasy stories. I would even go so far as toContinue reading “Reluctant Romance Writer”
Today I guest blogged for my friend Nichole, who was kind enough to write this post for me. If you want to find out whether “stalking” is romantic or just plain creepy, head over to Nichole’s blog to see my thoughts! http://nicholeparks.com/2015/03/20/guest-post-prince-stalking/ Until next time, word nerds!
Why the Woods?
I was walking across campus this morning (very carefully, because it’s ridiculously icy today) trying to decide what to write about when a thought struck me. Why do so many fairy tales involve woods? Think about it. Sleeping Beauty was raised in the woods, then her castle was isolated by a forest of thorns. SnowContinue reading “Why the Woods?”