Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: January, 2015

A Fairy Tale Miscellany

Over the last month, I have been posting on Saturdays about some of the more influential fairy tale collections/collectors. Today, I wanted to wrap up the series by going over some of the other collections. These and their collectors are no less influential, but I came to know them later in my life and am …

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One Lovely Blog Hop

A few weeks ago, my friend, Bee, over at “Just Fooling Around with Bee,” nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Hop! It’s always exciting and truly inspiring to check out all the other blogs that are nominated for these awards. Of course, there are always some rules that usually take me longer to comply …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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From Denmark Round the World

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author who is probably best remembered for his fairy tales. He was a prolific writer of plays, novels and poems, as well. But it is his fairy tales, that have become embedded in the our minds here in the US. His stories, such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The …

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This Fallow Ground

Recently, I read an article over on WriterUnboxed about the importance of doing nothing. The author, Robin LaFevers, talked about how many times writers may look like they aren’t doing much of anything. Yet, they are subconsciously working out the plot or character arc of their next book. She stressed that these times of apparent inactivity …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. This is long but so worth it! 🙂

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The Father of Fairy Tales

While the Brothers Grimm might be the first name that comes to mind for many of us when we think of fairy tales, Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was the one who laid the foundations for the fairy tale as a literary genre. He was a French author whose works were derived from pre-existing folk-tales. He wrote …

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The One That Stumped Me

The other day someone asked me if I had always wanted to be a writer. I have to admit that for a moment I was stumped. I can remember as a child going through various phases of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a veterinarian until I came …

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