Sensing a trend

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My hanko

I just learned of two calls for “dragon stories”. One asks for feisty heroine+dragon and the other wants princess+dragon.

150px-DragonsofbluelandSo I’m thinking of favorite dragon tales: Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon (1898), E Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons (1900), and Ruth Stiles Gannett’s My Father’s Dragon trilogy (1948-1951), with Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland. [Truly committed dragon-tale readers can work their way through this list at Wikipedia.]

2190742There are dragons in Kenning Magic — clans, a dragon court, even a dragon funeral. I don’t necessarily want to specialize in dragons, but it’s hard to resist writing about them. And now I have another opportunity to see what I can do with volatile characters. You can’t beat fire-breathing winged beasts for upping the ante in a story.

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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