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Write Your Own Myths

Your Guide to Writing the Most Legendary Stories

Philip Womack, Anette Pirso (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Write Your Own Myths showcases 20 myths, legends, and folktales from many different periods and cultures, and uses them as springboards and prompts to help you write your own versions--or point you in directions you never thought you'd go. You'll learn about all the important aspects of creative writing:

- Learn about beginnings from The Sword in the Stone.
- Baba Yaga's chicken house will help you get those settings believable.
- Odysseus will teach you about dialogue and Loki will help you with plot.

Supported with beautiful illustrations that will get your imagination flowing, there are also glossaries, tips and tricks, extra prompts, and more information about each myth or legend.
The final section is packed with even more ideas for further reading and discovery.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up a pen, and get creative.

Union Square Kids, 9781454941781, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 18, 2021

About the Author

Philip Womack has been a fan of myths and legends since he first read about Pegasus at the age of five. He's written seven critically acclaimed novels for children, including The Other Book, based on the story of Merlin and Vivien, and The Double Axe, a reimagining of the minotaur myth. He teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.