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OwlCrate and Dragons

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OwlCrate is a monthly box subscription service with a YA box and an OwlCrate Jr. box for the younger readers.

For Rachel’s birthday, I got her a couple of months subscription of the YA box. It was something that she always seemed to want, and I was more than happy to splurge for her birthday.

Even if her birthday was at the beginning of the month and the boxes ship out between the fifteenth and twentieth of every month, but it gave her something more to look forward to!

The box came today, and September’s theme was Mythical Creatures. It involves a lot of dragons! There was a pin, a gorgeous bookmark, a cozy book sleeve, bath salts and, of course, a book. Before She Ignites is the first of Jodi Meadows’ Fallen Isles trilogy and was published, like, a couple of days ago. It definitely sounds interesting, so check it out if it wasn’t on your radar!

Have you ever subscribed to OwlCrate? Know anyone else who has?

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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Home

 

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Mythical Creatures

MYTHICAL CREATURES.

Vampires, werewolves, fairies, giants, nymphs, mermaids, dragons, elves, dwarves, banshees…

To those of you who like to add a bit of fantasy to your stories, what are your favorite mythical creatures to write about? Mermaids diving into the deepest depths of the ocean? Fairies that are tasked with changing the seasons of the world? Vampires who, ya know, drink blood and burn in the sun instead of sparkle?

For me, it’d be dragons. I have stories with dragon-like species of people, dragon gods, even little itty-bitty pet dragons that catch their own supper by barbecuing small bugs and birds. The sheer versatility of mythical creatures is what makes them so fun to write.

Of course, any sort of rule of the “real world” can be turned upside-down and inside-out in the world of a writer, but they still have to make some sort of sense. Otherwise, the reader’s sense of disbelief can be jarred enough to launch the reader out of the story. It’s a similar concept with writing fantasy and mythical creatures, but there’s definitely more leeway.

Anyone else enjoy adding a mythical creature or five to his/her stories? What kinds are your favorite to write about?

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Home

 

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