Folklore

The Wily Will-o’-the-Wisp #folklore

One of my favourite faeries to use in my writing – sometimes just popping up in a story without forethought! – is the will-o’-the-wisp. Folklore Most faeries with fiery appearances and a tendency to lead night-time travellers astray are categorised as “will-o’-the-wisp”, which is why there are so many differing names for something that seems …

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Book Club Questions: Unseen #books #fantasy #YA

Celebrating the success of my Faery Tales series, I’m sharing a couple of book club questions about Unseen. Book club questions Unseen How do you think Anja ended up in the forest without her memory? Do you think she would have regained her memory if it weren’t for the rabbit guiding her back to the …

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The Art of Writing Dark Fantasy #amwriting

Whenever I tell someone that I write Dark Fantasy, they recoil. Why? Because they hear “dark” and think “horror”. Or worse. So I decided to write this article with the hope that when someone searches online for “dark fantasy”, they will find this and understand the art behind it. Definition of Dark Fantasy: Dark Fantasy …

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Folklore

Ravens and Crows in Folklore #folklore #mythology

Honestly, I have no idea what the difference between a raven and a crow is. To me, they are beautiful black birds. According to the Collins English dictionary: crow n 1 any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the …

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