There are many reasons why storytellers sometimes use anthropomorphised animals as characters in very human stories. Here’s a list.
There are some researchers, who’ve been very lucky with their funding, who have studied the ways in which pets resemble their owners. If you’ve ever been to a dog show you’ll probably have noticed the phenomenon yourself. Sure enough, it’s been noted that when shown a random mixture of owner/pet photos, people are able to match […]
Writing scary tales for children is difficult, because it has to be interesting without being too scary. How is it done? Where’s the line? What have storytelling experts said? I’ve always believed that children, even at a very young age, know their limits, and if a story is too frightening and overwhelms them in some […]