by: WhiteRav3n on Dec 01, 2011|
In a world where popular religions rule, we have very little variety to choose from when it comes to stories, children stories, poetry, etc. that we as pagans, witches, or plainly magick practioners can relate to.
Fiction plagues us with its inaccuracies about our beliefs and ways.
I have personally been writing my own children stories for my daughter in order to reach out to her five year old little mind and help her to understand sabbats, elements, mythology and the like. Some of them are just for fun with a pagan twist. Some have morals and values I wish to instill. Others take a mythological figure and put them and their symbolism into a new storyline that I know would appeal to kids.
I have been extremely disappointed by the fact that there is so very little children's pagan literature in circulation! I felt I had no choice but to write my own. I do write poetry and adult short stories, although I never have the nerve to try and publish. I write as a hobby. I would love to share my children's stories with other pagan parents. Hey! Even some adults might enjoy them. =)
I feel that it would be nice if there was an area of this site for creative literature pertaining to magick and/or mythology. It could be built exactly the way the article section is with the ability to rate, but perhaps posted after review to assure that it has validity and is not plaguarized (and if it is copied, all proper credit is given to the author and source). It would be a nice way to share our creativity with like minded people.
I think it would also help draw more people to the site. If you have a few good writers, many people love a good story or poem, even those with no interest in the "spells of magic" that usually attract visitors and new members.
Even I first found this place because of a spellwork writer's block. When I can't think, I read other's spells that have similar goals to provoke thought and creativity. I didn't break my writer's block with the spellbook here, but the forums caught my attention. I love forums. =)
I would suggest that art be included too -- it would cause more site hits through image searches -- but I know that it can increase bandwidth.