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Myths and Fairy Tales get a Boost with Modern Research

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 28, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

by Nancy Lee Badger How does a writer go about setting their story in a land they have never visited? What about the story you wish to set in a time hundreds of years before you were born? What if all you have to go on is mythology and fantastic tales? How can an author […]

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Story Ideas can Attack from Anywhere

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Apr 13, 2015 1:38 am in , , , ,

By Nancy Lee Badger I believe ideas for stories can ‘hit you’ from out of nowhere because it has happened to me. This is a great reason to keep an open mind…even while on vacation. I was vacationing with my hubby in Charleston, South Carolina, when a plot idea slammed into me. As an author […]

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Write What You Know ~ I Don’t Think So!

Posted by Guest at Mar 6, 2014 1:30 am in , , , ,

by Deborah O’Neill Cordes  Write what you know.  It’s said to be sage advice from the venerable author Mark Twain, but the provenance can’t be verified.  Whether he actually said it or not, does the quote have merit?  How would it be possible to write about the fantastic or paranormal if authors strictly adhered to […]

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Take Your Dragon Quiz! Some Dragon Q&As

Posted by Guest at Feb 27, 2014 1:42 am in , , ,

By Eilis Flynn and Jacquie Rogers The names may change, but whatever you call them, dragons have been good and evil, sometimes a symbol of order and sometimes of chaos. How much do you know about dragons? Find out with this sorta-quiz! Q: Why don’t we have dragon stories in North America? A: We do! […]

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ADDING IMAGINARY CREATURES by Nancy Lee Badger

Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 20, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , , , , ,

My Son joined the Army & came home with this! Ever since I first heard the story about a magic dragon named Puff, dragons have interested me.   The more I read, the more the stories of European dragons, Asian dragons, and oddities that could be dragons (think Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster) gave me ideas […]

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