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.
Long before Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, people have been imagining and creating counterfeit life. While it is sometimes helpful, most of the stories end with it turning against the maker. In this episode, Leigh and Ley break down common types of man-made creatures and some of the tropes that accompany them.
First aired October 8, 2020.