Fairytales, New Story, Writing

A Fictional Interlude

Hello! I have not been an inspired blogger lately. The flip side of this is that I have been a very inspired writer. These things seem to see-saw with one another. In light of this, instead of writing a blog post this week, I'm going to post a tiny fiction tidbit I found in an… Continue reading A Fictional Interlude

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Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

This whole reading-books-getting-turned-into-movies thing has really given me an appreciation for all of the actually GOOD books that land in my lap. It's time, I think, for a little reading positivity, so let's talk about a book that I loved: Arabian Nights and Days, by nobel prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz.  I know you're not suppose to… Continue reading Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

This little book came to me almost entirely by accident. I found it in a used book store, which I was only perusing because a friend of mine was late for our dinner plans. By all rights I should never have come across this little beauty, but when I saw this gorgeously designed cover peering… Continue reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Books, Fairytales, Reviews

Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

As you may recall, I have made a resolution to read more books by ladies and people of color this year. While I was waiting for my shipment of lady books to come in from Powell's, I dug through my to-read shelf to see if there were any acceptable options hiding in among all the… Continue reading Review: The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

Characters, Fairytales

Why Disney Princesses Are Badass (Part 2)

Welcome back to my second installment of "Badass Disney Princesses," which includes the more modern Disney girls. Most of you already know what's up, so we're going to skip straight to the action. If you're confused, click here for Part 1. 6. Jasmine Jasmine is the only princess on this list who isn't the main… Continue reading Why Disney Princesses Are Badass (Part 2)

Characters, Fairytales

Why Disney Princesses Are Badass (Part 1)

People love to rag on Disney for giving little girls unrealistic expectations about their lives, and they have a point. Almost all of those girls were gorgeous with amazing singing voices, and they all ended up marrying a wonderful prince (except Pocahontas. And Jasmine, since technically Aladdin isn't a prince), and lived happily ever after (I choose… Continue reading Why Disney Princesses Are Badass (Part 1)

Fairytales, Musing, Plot

Mythology

Having spent the week revising my prologue and first chapter (since I didn't have the weekend, I figured I could take the slightly shorter route this week; new chapter next time), I've come to one major conclusion: Mythologies are hard to invent. I mean, the thing about mythologies is that they reflect the cultures they… Continue reading Mythology