Archives for February 2014

Writing More; Writing Differently

As a follow up to my post on why people shouldn’t tell folklorists to write children’s books, I thought I would reflect a little on writing in my life these days. I’ve always written. I started keeping a dream journal some time in elementary school, and I wrote my first novel in 4th grade. I [Read More…]

Why You Should Stop Telling Folklorists To Write Children’s Books

As a folklorist – and especially one who researches fairy tales – I get the following comments a lot: “Oh, you study folklore? Do you also write children’s books?” “How cool that you study fairy tales! Do you write them too?” “I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble on the academic job market. Have you [Read More…]