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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.

Sep 18, 2019

Go high onto the moors and heaths this week when I travel to Exmoor to explore how moorland habitats have been used by fiction writers to convey the sense of wilderness, wildness and magic. Learn about Pixie mythology and visit the ancient village of Withypool where Lorna Dorne was written. I think about using scrying in fantasy fiction plots and talk about floating timelines. I also examine ABCs also known as
phantom cats or mystery cats. The magical wildflower of the week is Morning Glory.