Part Three of my Yin Yang myths series is about Life and Death. To talk about Life and Death, I’ve decided to use the medium of Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless, a modern retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna, set in World War II-era St. Petersberg. Then, known as Leningrad. For those of you unfamiliar with the tale … More Yin Yang Myths Part Three: Life and Death
Hello there readers, and welcome back! Today’s post is on a series of Sun and Moon myths as there are many all over the world, and yet they’re all quite similar. In my research, something I found interesting was that in casual conversation, we might consider the sun and moon to be opposite, as day … More Yin Yang Myths Part Two: Sun and Moon
As I am jet-lagged and in another country, this week’s post is neither on children’s lit. nor fairytales but rather the medium in which they’re told: Writing. I was out to dinner recently with a friend of mine –who is an aspiring screenplay writer– and we spent the entire conversation talking about writing and current … More So You Want to be a Writer?