I was shocked to realize that I haven’t yet covered this story in my Fairy Tale Facts series. After all, it’s one of my favorite stories and partly the inspiration for the novel I’m writing! So let’s get to it! East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a Norwegian fairy tale, firstContinue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: East of the Sun and West of the Moon”
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Myth or Magic: A Cursed Child?
Myth or Magic is back, and I couldn’t be happier! Today we’re diving into one of my favorite animated movies. “Did the enchantress in Beauty and the Beast curse an actual child?” Julie P.
Fairy Tale Facts: The Princess Who Never Smiled
For today’s installment of Fairy Tale Facts, we’re headed for a different part of the world. Specifically, Russia. Between 1855 and 1863, Russian writer Alexander Afanasyev collected and published over 600 Russian fairy tales and folk tales. This is tale number 297, and if you’re interested, you can read the whole thing here.
The Lost Art of Storytelling
I love books. What a shocker, right? But it’s true, if a little simplified. There’s nothing I love more than losing myself in a story, getting pulled into an imaginary world, and being immersed in a character’s journey. Books are obviously a big part of that, but I also love other mediums: film, TV, comics,Continue reading “The Lost Art of Storytelling”
Fairy Tale Facts: Snow-White and Rose-Red
In 1815, the Brothers Grimm published their second volume of collected fairy tales. It contained over 70 different tales, including The Goose Girl and today’s topic: Snow-White and Rose-Red. The full story can be read here, but I wanted to take a look into it today.
A Fairy Tale or What?
Is there a difference between myths, legends, and fairy tales?
Fairy Tale Facts: The Nightingale
By 1843, Hans Christian Andersen was a well known writer. His 1837 publication of “The Little Mermaid” had thrust him into the international spotlight. His 1843 collection, the first volume of “New Fairy Tales”, included yet another popular tale, “The Nightingale.” Despite being less well known today, “The Nightingale” is actually a story I’ve knownContinue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: The Nightingale”
Fairy Tale Facts: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Once upon a time, there was a old lady (or maybe it was a little girl) who found a house in the woods that belonged to three bachelor bears (or maybe it was a family of bears?). That’s right, today we’re taking about Goldilocks and the Three Bears!
Book Update: Nova’s Test
Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been doing with my book lately. Until next time, 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 IContinue reading “Myth or Magic: A Simple Spell”