Heroic women in fiction are not ‘wondrous’. Brave, smart, resourceful, strong – these have always been standard female attributes. It’s the stories that changed, or rather, how the narrative is framed. The recent discovery by modern genome research, that a
So you’ve set up your Twitter account with attractive header and profile pics and an engaging bio. What now? You need to follow people you can interact with in so that they can follow you back. People are unlikely
‘Fact’ and ‘truth’ is not always the same thing. With corporate monopoly of mass media, consummate liars in high places and wealth applied to manipulate public perception, it has never been more urgent for writers to tackle this issue. There
Our folk tales have survived for millennia. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ was told 5,000 years ago*, its moral wisdom more than ever relevant today. My last blog post revealed true facts from around the same period in an ancient Irish
Archaeologists’ new findings confirm facts in an ancient Irish myth. In what some see as our post-truth world, the word ‘myth’ has become entangled with ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative fact’ as a term of disparagement. A dangerous misunderstanding of myth.