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5 Ways to Keep Your Dragons Fresh

Dragons are popular creatures, particularly in epic high fantasy. If you pick up a fantasy book at random, I’d say the chance of you encountering a dragon at some point during that book are high. 1,400 more words

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The Stockholm Octavo (Karen Engelmann)

In the United States, our understanding of Scandinavian history is pretty wretched. There were Vikings, also known as Norsemen, but we don’t really understand who they were or where they came from (formerly peaceful traders until the Christians blackballed them for being pagan). 1,020 more words

Fiction

Summoning the Hero

The Writer’s Quest, part 2

At this time, Beowulf, nephew of the Geatish king Hygelac, is the greatest hero in the world. He lives in Geatland, a realm not far from Denmark, in what is now southern Sweden. 1,745 more words

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Published: The Bone House is Worn by the Fight

So a while back those crazy kids at if:book Australia were running this remix project called Lost in Track Changes where five writers were asked to write something and then also remix or respond to the things the other five writers wrote. 733 more words

The Writing Process

On the Books: Could 'Beowulf' be the next 'Game of Thrones'?

Could the Old English epic poem “Beowulf” become the next Game of Thrones? The British network ITV, which also airs Downton Abbey, has announced plans to adapt the story for a 13-part miniseries that will feature “epic fights, thrilling chases, raids, celebrations and battles.” The series will join the adaptations of  211 more words

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On the Books: Could 'Beowulf' be the next 'Game of Thrones'?

Could the Old English epic poem “Beowulf” become the next Game of Thrones? The British network ITV, which also airs Downton Abbey, has announced plans to adapt the story for a 13-part miniseries that will feature “epic fights, thrilling chases, raids, celebrations and battles.” The series will join the adaptations of  211 more words

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ITV orders 13-part 'Beowulf' adaptation

Beowulf is receiving the on-screen treatment yet again, but this time the filmmakers won’t have to worry about the uncanny valley. 191 more words

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