Once there was a man named Aegeus, who was the heir to the city-state of Athens. On his way to claim his kingdom he stayed in the city of Trozean and fell in love with a woman named Aethra. I haven’t decided […]Read More The Story of Theseus (pg 1)
Maeleaclain Unrata was having a very good, but far too short-lived dream when he felt the blankets being pulled away sharply from his body. “Get up, Lord Unrata!” he heard a familiar female voice say. “Your father is expecting a correspondence and His Highness Prince Feidhelm requests your presence for the inspection of the barracks-” […]Read More The Seven
In the Superstition Series created by Noelle Campbell, not only are the Greek gods real, but Cupid has been busy. Mortals have completely mismanaged this ‘love’ thing on their own and so he is busy with his latest project. He’s picked the perfect haven for his ambitious plan to rebuild his power, influence and reputation. […]Read More Blurb for Superstition: Raging Bull (my urban fantasy novel)
From SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN It is in our nature to need stories. They are our earliest sciences, a kind of people-physics. Their logic is how we naturally think. They configure our biology, and how we feel, in ways long essential for our survival. Like our language instinct, a story drive—an inborn hunger for story hearing and […]Read More Why We Tell Stories
In a continuation of my defense of the Disney Princess, and along the lines of why classic fantasy (along with the classic sidekick), I thought I would address the importance of the “Happy Ending.” Many of you are well aware that classic fairy tales do not have a happy ending. Grimm’s Fairy Tales come from […]Read More In Defense of Happily Ever Afters
Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
Yesterday I found out an article I had written more than ten years ago (when I was still wet behind the ears trying to be a writer) had been used as source material for the Wikipedia entry on Sidekicks. I got a good giggle out of being right next to a well known LA Times […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick
Hobgoblins are the Consistency of Little Minds.Read More Hobgoblins are the Consistency of Little Minds
The world has always loved a good story. Myths began as a way for a culture to spread information about culture and civilization: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Nordic, Celtic, Eastern. The myths drew people together with common ideas about what made the community unique. They were short fictional stories that gave the world evidence why people […]Read More Tell Me A Story