Something to start getting you in the right mood for the weekend! And, of course, you have to add this –
The Mythical Creatures Bible: a Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen Although The Mythical Creatures Bible is a small volume (only in size, it has nearly 400 pages), it contains a huge variety of mythological and folklore figures and almost all of them are illustrated. The volume consists of five parts: An introduction […]
Today the NaNoWriMo website opens for this year and you can start entering your novel on your page. My WIP for this year is up and the summary reads as follows: The Charms of Life and Death The Ruon Healers hold some of the greatest magic in all of Airtha-Eyrassa. With needle and thread they […]
Welcome to the first of my NaNoWriMo Prep posts! I will do one of these every week in which I will be looking at different resources for NaNoWriMo. If there is one software I can highly recommend, it’s Scrivener.
Winged Hybrid Creatures: In this second part I’m covering griffins, hippogriffs, Garuda, harpies, and the alkonost.
Last week was one of those weeks where you were never quite sure which day it was thanks to the public holiday on Thursday (24 September is Heritage Day in South Africa). It may also be the heat – it feels like instant-sunburn-weather already. From this week all should be back to normal, however. Well, […]
“You have five minutes.” The young woman picked her way down the dank steps to the cell. There a man not older than twenty sat with his head in his hands. Chains linked his hands and feet. His smile was uncertain when he noticed her and stood up. She was dressed in the dark mourning […]
Here is a link to my interview with Flash! Friday for my winning story “Bones Beneath the Juniper Tree” – in which I try to sound like I know what I’m doing and give sage writing advice. All in answers of 20 words. I also received a badge for my story “Life on Canvas” over […]
There are so many different types of winged creatures in myth and folklore that I decided to spread them out over a number of posts. While not an exhaustive reference, I hope that these posts – as well as my other worldbuilding posts – will still be a starting point in finding new myth and […]