Source: The Narrative Ape A great blog today via Curtis Craddock for Tor/Forge Blog! Written by Curtis Craddock I am. It’s the shortest story in the English language. It’s really the root of all stories and, by extension, the act of being human. Biologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists like to argue about what makes humans people. How... Continue Reading →
The Greeks defend their ships from the Trojans in Alfred Churchill’s Story of the Iliad, 1911. Wikimedia Chris Mackie, La Trobe University Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature, and many would say, the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war... Continue Reading →
Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related to love’s... Continue Reading →
Quote of the Day, via Terrible Minds blog by the amazing Robyn Bennis (read it) Pretty much sums up how I feel about my current WIP... "Love Is Hell I love to write. A lot of you love to write, I bet. But, as with any love, there are days you hate it. Some days,... Continue Reading →
Hey Everyone, I know, I know, it's been ages. My life is chaos at the moment and unfortunately the first thing that gets neglected is the blog. First things first...Eastern Gods is out! Hurray! If you are interested you can pick it up world wide on Kindle. For those who are chasing paperbacks...they will be out... Continue Reading →
Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a portal fantasy whether reading or writing and this list has many of my faves so check them out!
Portal Fantasy: A story in which an ordinary person is transported to another world, only to discover that they have an important role to play in its destiny.
D.K. Bussell is the author of the popular fantasy series, Trolled. Here is a list of her ten favorite magic portals in fantasy fiction.
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The portal fantasy Mack Daddy.
A rabbit hole draws the titular Alice away from her humdrum existence and into a surreal adventure. Once at the bottom of the hole, Alice is confronted by a number of locked doors. The story follows Alice through one of the doors and into the magical dreamscape that is Wonderland. But where did all those other doors lead? Sadly, Carroll never got to tell those stories, as he choked to death on a bit of Lego. Probably. Go ask Wikipedia if it’s facts you’re after.
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Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia CommonsThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, Macquarie University “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the... Continue Reading →
Prologue The fire was dying as Haldirian rolled onto his back and tried not to think of his large soft bed back in Tirithawáe. His men slept deeply in their bed rolls, but he was restless despite the exhaustion leaking into his bones. He had agreed, been eager even, to come on the ranging trip... Continue Reading →