The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 3

Odin’s men [berserkers and úlfheðnar] went armor-less into battle and were as crazed as dogs or wolves and as strong as bears or bulls. They bit their shields and slew men, while they themselves were harmed by neither fire nor iron. This is called “going berserk.”--The Ynglinga Saga The Vikings were considered some of the most ferocious fighters in … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 3

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 2

Now for the second part of this series, I wanted to go into the psychopaths who claimed to be werewolves. Werewolves are those who are able to change from man to wolf, typically through the use of an ointment or wolfskin belt. There are also stories of contracts with the devil, like the story with … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 2

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 1

Have you ever wanted to write a post on something and then you go down a rabbit hole of like things--in this case, creatures of canine origin? My aim was to find info on the Michigan Dogman, and I found some photos depicting the beast and those will take on the bulk of the rest … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 1

Plot: The Mysterious Step 3

Plot... the most important element to your stories. Your plot moves your characters in a certain direction. They, your characters, may have free will, but without forces acting against them, there is no story. How do you create a plot that your readers will want to invest in? Charts! Lots of CHARTS! Or at least … Continue reading Plot: The Mysterious Step 3

Bamboozled! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of the Cottingley Fairies

The Cottingley Fairies, arguably the most well-known sighting of Fairies with photographic evidence, was a hoax. The two women, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, who claimed to have seen these winged beings when they were younger, faked the photographs with cutout fairies from books. It's painfully obvious they are not real fairies. Even before I … Continue reading Bamboozled! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of the Cottingley Fairies