Why Does the Slipper Stay?

I did mention in my last post that I’ve been watching a lot (and I do mean a lot) of fairy tales lately, right? There’s something that’s always bothered me about Cinderella. In every version I’ve read or seen (except Ella Enchanted and maybe Ever After) it’s made very clear that the magic allowing Cinderella to attend the ball willContinue reading “Why Does the Slipper Stay?”

Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads

Hey there word nerds! I’m back with more fun fairy tale facts! Today we’re looking at Charles Perrault’s “Diamonds and Toads”. “Diamonds and Toads”, or “Les Fées” (The Fairies) as it was originally titled in French, was written by Charles Perrault and included in Andrew Lang’s translation of Perrault’s stories called The Blue Fairy Book (1889).Continue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads”

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”

7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother

Dear Fairy Godmother, My father is getting remarried and I’m a little nervous. I’ve heard so many stories of wicked stepmothers. How do I know if my new stepmother is nice, and what do I do if she’s evil? A Scared Stepdaughter-to-be Dear Stepdaughter-to-be, It’s natural to be nervous in such a case as this.Continue reading “7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother”

Extra! Extra!

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!

The Spell for a Fairytale Romance

Today the blog gets a visit from my good friend and fellow classmate Nichole Parks! In honor of the new Cinderella movie, Nichole shares about the ingredients of a successful fairy tale, using Cinderella as an example.  In whatever land you travel, there will be bedtime stories. They are whispered like prayers and as delicateContinue reading “The Spell for a Fairytale Romance”

Words About Disney Princesses

In which I rant about Disney princesses. Partly inspired by a recent blog post by my friend Amy Green, and partly by my thoughts on Strong Female Characters. What do you think? Share your opinions below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Until next time, word nerds!