“What use are magic wands and talking birds in life or serious writing? I’ll admit to an attraction to the whimsical and quirky, but fairytales offer so much more than that. They cut to the essentials — fear and love, despair and longing, rivalry and hope. Ultimately, fairytales are maps. I would not get far without them.”
For the rest of my essay on the power of fairytales — their deep knowledge, twisting paths, and challenging “what ifs” — please join me at Judy Lee Dunn’s website “for writers who blog and bloggers who write.” Hope to see you there!