Community in the Wilderness: Searching for a Writer’s Group in the Wilds of the Web

“Why did you start a blog?” It’s a question I get asked periodically by people who don’t write blogs. The honest answer is “platform”. It’s one of those buzzwords you can’t escape if you go to conferences, subscribe to newsletters, and generally stay abreast of the latest in writing and publishing. You hear it often … Continue reading Community in the Wilderness: Searching for a Writer’s Group in the Wilds of the Web

At the Crossroads of Fairy Tale and Folklore

According to my outdated (read: paper copy!) Webster's Dictionary the definition of fairy tale is a story about fairies, magic deeds, etc., while folklore is defined as the traditional beliefs, legends, etc. of a culture. So does that mean all fairy tales and folklore have in common is etc.? What's etcetera anyway in this case? I like … Continue reading At the Crossroads of Fairy Tale and Folklore