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Myth and Magic

Folklore & fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag.

Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too... plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Dec 23, 2020

Where is Christmas? Strange overlaps of religions in Bethlehem. Also, the true story of...

Dec 16, 2020

Why does fantasy fiction so often focus on a theoretical "Disneyfied" mediæval Europe? Also, what is the most magical castle in Europe? And the true story of Little Red Riding Hood

Dec 9, 2020

How to deal with insomnia as a writer. Also, the true story of Snow White. And what are snow trolls?

Nov 11, 2020

Fairy doors are in the news. Why? What is the fairy council called? What are spriggans? How could green spriggans be related to the legend of King Arthur's Green Knight? Also, keep your imagination healthy during NaNoWriMo — here are seven tips that will help you overcome creative...

Nov 4, 2020

This week a special show for NaNoWriMo authors: Five exciting ways you can over-deliver on your novel. Also, working on applied writing with cause & effect