This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Myths & urban legends

Dig deep into folklore, mythology, urban legends and fake news with help from Tarja Moles

RESEARCH TIPS

Myths, folktales, fairy tales and urban legends are fascinating for anyone to read, but for writers they are real gold mines. They offer a huge topic area for non-fiction writers to write about while fiction writers can draw inspiration and patterns for plots from them. Indeed, there are numerous books and films that have used ancient myths and folklore as a starting point to telling more contemporary stories: just think of the popular Percy Jackson series that draws extensively from Greek mythology or Eowyn Ivey’s highly acclaimed The Snow Child based on a Russian folktale.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Writing Magazine - July 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - July 2017
$4.99
Or 499 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.33 per issue
SAVE
33%
$39.99
Or 3999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.66 per issue
SAVE
27%
$21.99
Or 2199 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.99 per issue
SAVE
20%
$3.99
Or 399 points

View Issues

About Writing Magazine

How do you follow up one of the biggest books of the decade? The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins tells us about changing tracks and writing the book that matters to you in our star interview. What do editors want? There can't be anyone in a better position to tell you than debut novelist Anna Pitoniak, who worked as a Big Five editor before landing her book deal. How is your year's writing plan going? As 2017 hits the halfway mark, we help you stay on target. Look for leads, find the most up-to-date markets for your work and enter the latest writing competitions, with more than £50,000 in writing prizes, in the Writers' News pages, packed with news you can use.

Other Articles in this Issue


Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points