The Fairy Tale Blog

Moby Dick Reading Journal – Chapters 87-98

Well, friends, I haven’t done one of these in a while… I’ve been so busy with launching Trinian that I have neglected my other work! But I’m finally back on track again, and reading regularly. In addition to the book launch, it’s also been difficult to keep reading because the storyline is getting a bit slow right now, and most of the chapters have been about technical things regarding whales. Once in a while, something… Read More »Moby Dick Reading Journal – Chapters 87-98

50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Do modern novels make you cringe? Does it feel like everything written after 1950 is shallow, immoral, or ridden with sloppy language?If your soul is slowly shriveling away inside of you and your eyes are screaming at you to find something, ANYTHING, worth their time to read, I have a solution for you!First, spend a couple minutes of cathartic laughter with Terrible Writing Advice, where you can enjoy that someone besides yourself notices just how… Read More »50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Action/Adventure Genre

Action/Adventure is an EXTERNAL GENRE.External Genres, as opposed to Internal, are primarily driven by a problem that comes up outside the person, and solving this problem results in the end of the story.The problem usually looks like a large-scale villain. Someone the protagonist has to face off against and prevent them from doing permanent harm to the world.Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Comedy – these are all External Genres. However, it is HOW these stories are told… Read More »Action/Adventure Genre

Romance

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post about genre, and I think it’s overdue.Romance is another of the simple genres, so I’m going to get that one out of the way with this post. Most of us could say right off the bat what a romance genre is. Romance begins with two people who are not in love, and who are in some way closed to falling in love. Usually their problem is internal,… Read More »Romance

The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens Source Text The Six Swans The Twelve Brothers The Seven Ravens The Children of Lir The Wild Swans Illustrators: Allison Reimold Oscar Herrfurth Adrian Ludwig Richter Mary Alayne Thomas Lisbeth Zwerger Jana Heidersdorf Teresa Jenellen Ryan LeMere Gustaf Tenggren Maria Pascual