Report on Monster Museum??  

Posted by Wishwords

Are you going to Scarborough Faire... par... Ack! Actually, if anyone is going to or has been to Scarborough in Waxahachie, TX and checks out The Mythical Monster Museum housed in Nocturne Keep, I would dearly love a report on it. It looks to be less like a haunted house and more like a... museum.

In fact, if anyone has been to ANY monster museum or something similar, I would love to hear about it.

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Clash of the Titans Remake  

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This isn't what I was expecting my first creature post to be about, but I can't miss the opportunity.

Warner Brothers has just begun work on its remake of "Clash of the Titans". You can read more at The Geek Files.

What the heck is this blog about, and what can you get out of it?  

Posted by Wishwords in

The short answer is: cool information to inspire you to write or read about legendary creatures that you may not have heard of before.

In each regular future post you will find the following things:

1. The basic description of whatever supernatural creature I decide to focus on. It could be popular or something less common.
2. The oldest information about the creature that I can find.
3. What scholars think gave rise to stories about the creature or what inspired it.
4. Any significant changes that the creature has gone through since its origin.
5. The modern version of the creature.
6. A short list of modern instances of the creature (books, movies, music).
7. A short piece of original fiction (by myself or a guest) that includes the featured creature.
8. An invitation to write your own short piece or create your own visual image and submit a link in the comments.

Inbetween the regular posts there will be:

1. Interviews with fiction authors who feature creatures and other interesting people.
2. Links to news stories, websites, and forums that discuss supernatural creatures.
3. Announcements of books, TV shows, and movies that will feature supernatural creatures.

I have been fascinated by supernatural creatures since I was very small. There are so many out there that most people have never heard of, and I want to remedy that. So please enjoy my obsession.

Huge changes coming  

Posted by Wishwords in

The focus of this blog is about to change. There are a million blogs out there by new writers about writing. There's no need to go there again.

This blog will now focus on supernatural creatures.

"For centuries, storytellers have told tales of creatures living secretly alongside humanity. Just Out of Sight explores those creatures and tales from origins to modern incarnations in the hopes of inspiring modern storytellers to look 'round the bend and give life to monsters and heroes with their telling."

The first post on the new subject should appear soon.

News, news, news  

Posted by Wishwords

You can read my latest published story on-line for free at Crossed Genres all this month. It's a humorous story about an unemployed fairy godmother.

Also, I've signed up for 31 Days to Build a Better Blog presented by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. That means you should be seeing some changes here and hopefully more content.

Speaking of changes, what do you think of the new layout?