Story-making is an art, and the storyteller is an artist. Like the painter or the sculptor, the true storyteller strives to craft a thing of beauty from a particular medium. Rather than using marble or paint, the storyteller works with words. There are often many words to choose from, but he knows that each word … Continue reading The Story-maker’s Medium
J. R. R. Tolkien loved mythology and languages, and desired to be a myth-maker himself. He set about crafting Middle Earth, a world complete with its own tongues and tales. He knew that in order to become good at something, one must learn from the masters that came before. So, he borrowed many elements from … Continue reading Anglo-Saxon and Old Icelandic in Middle Earth
Greetings and welcome to my humble blog! Here I will write about literature, fairy tales, and mythology, though I may also touch on other related topics, such as language, philosophy, education, and even film. My articles may ponder deep questions, such as the origin of creativity, analyze a specific story or character, or simply share … Continue reading Welcome!