From those that go bump in the night to ones that offer hope, mythical creatures and monsters are abound in fiction. You can find them in anything from horror to science fiction and fantasy. But where do our ideas for creatures to scare or inspire come from? Throughout October, Writing Roots will be delving into the myths of monsters across the world to help bring inspiration for anyone seeking to write a classic creature or one with a bit of a twist.
Though they may have become wildly popular with young children through characters such as Tinker Bell, stories of the fairies were used to warn children away from wandering too far away. Leigh and Leigh discuss in this episode some of the history of the fae, different types in classical and modern stories, and how to use them in your own creations.
First aired October 5, 2020.