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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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Mythology in a Modern Setting by Shannon Donnelly

Posted by sdonnelly at Dec 24, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

Let’s start with what is a myth? The Greek word mythos gives us the word myth—and much of Western culture has been shaped by the Greek myths, which came to us after Europe reacquired ancient knowledge and decided that Greek and Latin were the learned languages. Every culture has its myths—creation myths and destruction myths, […]


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Making the Old New Again by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Posted by VampWereZombie at Dec 17, 2015 1:30 am in , ,

We are told that there are twenty plots in the world. Or maybe it’s thirteen. Or perhaps only seven, who knows? But one thing is for sure, there aren’t really any new plots. All plots have been used before. Sorry to burst your bubble but it’s true. However, the stories that accompany the plots that […]


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Keeping Mythology Fresh in a Modern Setting

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 7, 2015 1:30 am in , , ,

by Ally Broadfield There’s a lot of wonderful mythology-based fiction set in modern times, especially for the middle grade and young adult markets. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Forgive My Fins and Oh My Gods series’ from Tera Lyn Childs, and Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test series to name a few. How […]


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When Holidays are Out of this World by Megan Morgan

Posted by Megan Morgan at Nov 10, 2015 1:35 am in , , , , ,

Do vampires celebrate Christmas? Do werewolves have birthdays? What do you get a demon for Valentine’s Day? The wonderful thing about inventing paranormal worlds and creatures is that you get to make up your own rules. Whether it be ghosts, witches, shapeshifters, the undead, or any other brand of unearthly being, you can create your […]


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The Importance of Alien History by Rachel Smith

Posted by Rachel Leigh Smith at Sep 28, 2015 6:23 pm in , , , , , ,

We’re talking about aliens this month on the FF&P blog. There’s been some great stuff shared so far. Before I dig in to my topic, I need to give a little background on me. I’m the daughter of a super-geek who used to sneak out of church on Wednesday nights to go watch Star Trek […]


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“What could they possibly see in each other?”

Posted by Guest at Feb 14, 2013 9:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

Interspecies Love for FF&P by Pamela Jaye Smith    Interspecies Love is an excellent story device through which to make observations on and suggestions for the way we humans treat each other, both as individuals and as societies, nations, and races. It is also a clever way to portray the more animal-like or just plain […]


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