Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Once Upon a Time: aim true with your fantasy opener

“Children understand that ‘once upon a time’ refers not only – not even primarily – to the past, but to the impalpable regions of the present, the deeper places inside us where princes and dragons, wizards and talking birds, impassable roads, impossible tasks, and happy endings have always existed, alive and bursting with psychic power.” […]

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