Searching for Faeries
One person will toss it in the no-way pile and another person will request pages. One constant about the query…it has to come from you. Do what feels right to you. This was the first, but not the last meeting of the Shenanigals. I went with a manuscript that needs to be revised before I send it to a few critique partners. Others were thinking about notes from agents and editors. And one, dear Jamie, went through her entire book…again. A true rock star. Okay, yes, a tattoo.
You handled that like a champ! You be the light in the world! I went in with fear. Fear of these revisions. Fear of messing up this manuscript. As I sat around with these great people, my fear lessened. And then I met chapter nine, learned that nothing happened in that chapter, faced that I had to rearrange things and fix it…panicked slightly…. But everyone gathered around and reminded me that I am pretty cool…and pretty talented…and to not be afraid. So I did it. I faced chapter 9 and redid it.
Let me tell you, it is so much better now. The words felt right as I wrote them. Even though I still have to pick up the mess of restructuring the story, I am not afraid. I am going to power through the rest of this story and get it sent to those fabulous readers, who are waiting. I carried fear in with me and left it there, dropped it and let it die. The willingness to chat about everything. You can be jealous. Book three of the Mine Series is here! I love the world of Saicean! The mystery of Estelle unfolds, the only female in a race of men.
His kind of evil intrigues me. The romance might not be my thing, but the world and the characters keep me going back. War has come to Saicean. With Orontes as King of the Oceanids, the threat to Saicean and its inhabitants has never been greater. This time, within the walls of what should have been a safe place. Tensions mount as supplies run short, and being the only female Sachael in a world dominated by desperate men leaves Estelle feeling vulnerable.
Tired of having to live like a prisoner, even a well-treated one, Estelle decides to act. They need a weapon. And she can think of only one person who still has the means to kill Orontes and end the war—Michael. With Azariah and Chanon in tow, Estelle flees their world, heading to the remote islands of the Faroes. But their mission to find Michael yields so much more than they expected. Faced with information that could change not only the war, but the course of all Sachael existence, the trio must make a choice: Growing up, Melody Winter showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write far too long English essays.
Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but eventually ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced that the methodical time she spends working with numbers fuels her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head. Melody lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two teenage sons. Melody has a tendency to fall head-over-heels in love with her main characters, even when they frustrate her and refuse to act the way she wants them to.
She is a romance writer at heart and loves reading and writing about anything mythological or magical, as well as exploring the gritty side of love affairs and the complexities of being in love. I have heard of writers going off to write in far away places…or just a hotel down the street…by themselves or in groups, having time to write without the distractions of home. No kids who need rides or food. This week…well in two days…I will be leaving my hubs and kids to fend for themselves and driving to another state where I will be meeting up with three other writers!
Rena, Jamie, Margie, and I, aka the Shenanigals, will have a weekend of writing, chatting, eating, laughing, and general silliness. Instead of getting on Twitter looking for support, I will have writers to smack me into working in the same room! I need a little or big kick in the rear, because I have told CPs that this manuscript will be ready for them by the end of the month.
Anyway…today is my day. So go read mine. Then stay a while and read a few others. Tags acceptance , anthology , creepy , Faithless , horror short story , never give up , new anthology , publishing , publishing journey , rejections , Short story , thoughts , Twilight Madhouse Vol. Today, a book is released into the wild. And my story Faithless is in it! Not where I thought it would, not in the publication I wrote it for. But I believed in it. Mine just a drop in the bucket.
But it was chosen. And never ever give up. Tags Happy birthday , Jolene Haley , thanks , thoughts. Lots of death in the book she co-wrote with Brian! You should read it. It was a fun ride! And today is her birthday! And maybe go spend a relaxing day in a peaceful cabin in the woods.. Dear Jolene, Have a wonderful day. Happy book birthday, Rena!!! But this is no fairy tale.
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And we know what really happens when you first read comments… Before you can let them sit, before you can step back, before you put the wall around your heart. I live there now. For a minute…or two. One person sent me feedback and I am a mess. And I know better. I struggle against the current. A force we all fight sometimes. Tags query , query letter , thoughts , writing. Well, not this writer.
Begin with a paragraph having the title and word count…or end with it. Write a one line hook at the beginning or…just go into the meat of the story. Write in the style and voice of the manuscript in present tense. Ending with a question is frowned upon, but…people still like them. Write a bio…or not…or kinda… Individualize your query for each person you send it to. Set up the main character. Who they are and what they want. Set up conflict…what stands in the way of them getting what they want? What do they do to fight for what they want?
I like to put the title, word count, and bio stuff at the end. A good query is essential. Wish upon a star. Brew a good-luck potion. Tags brainstorming , friends , fun , revising , shenanigals , thoughts , unexpected joy , writers , writing , writreat. If you read my last post, you know where. Logo designed and drawn by Marjorie Brimer. You don't want to go to faeryland, you simply want to learn how to find the fairies, so don't step into their fairy rings lest you be "pixie-led" away for good! Throughout Celtic history, people made pilgrimages to distant, sacred wells in Ireland. These wells were said to be guarded by various types of spirits, namely certain fairies.
If you go to Ireland and find a sacred well, it is very likely that you might find real fairies still guarding the well. Water fairies are particularly drawn to sacred wells and springs. The fairies like to dance on the tops of the rocks in the springs and enjoy watching nature at its most beautiful. If you want to learn how to find real fairies, all you have to do is find the most beautiful springs in the forest, sit, and wait.
You might want to think about leaving an offering for the fairies. Just remember that not all fairies are nice, and so when you find real fairies at a spring, be sure to take caution not to disturb them while they're playing. There's something about the natural springs and water in general that attracts fairies and always has. You could even set up a beautiful pond or water fountain in your garden and invite the fairies to come and visit. Water nymphs especially love fountains and springs, as they are playful fairies who enjoy a good romp in the water. If you find a water nymph, she may invite you to play.
Just be careful to pull yourself away at the right time. Centuries ago, it was said in Ireland and Scotland that the fairies went into hiding under the hills. They were thought to have taken up residence within these hills or what are commonly referred to as burghs. Dozens of various Native American tribes have their own stories of little people from the hills and mountains. So it is almost inevitable that if you go to a rural mountain range or lonely, naturally-preserved hill that you will most likely be able to find real fairies.
You can go to a fairy burgh hill and leave an offering at the foot of the hill for the fairies. Knock three times on the side of the hill and then sit down a distance away from the hill. Visualize a protective circle around yourself and then watch the hill.
You may be surprised to see dancing spirits emerge from the hill. You may be surprised to see that you have learned how to find real fairies. Particularly hills and burghs with old trees or trails of toadstools are likely spots to find real fairies. The fairies may in fact be living within those hills, waiting for an open-minded individual such as yourself in order to emerge and strike up a conversation.
Of course one of the most common places to go in order to learn how to find real fairies is the astral plane. This is also referred to by many Pagans and Spiritual folks as the "inner plane. How can you find real fairies on the astral plane? There are various ways, including meditation, astral projection, and dreaming. Even if you're not a "witch," this book has a wonderfully written guided meditation to help you learn how to reach the inner plane and how to find real fairies there.
Guided meditations into the land of the fairies is always the best way to go before attempting astral projection. If you are further along in your meditative practices and can already astral project, you may attempt to find real fairies on the astral plane. Just be careful which fairies you talk to and always be sure to protect your astral body before projecting. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
First and foremost, take care of nature in your yard, neighborhood, local woods, wherever. Second, set up a fairy garden. This can be as simple as a few pots of plants on a balcony. Third, leave offerings for the fairies - milk, cakes, cookies, wine, mead, ale, etc. You can protect yourself with an iron horseshoe above the entrances to your home.
While out walking if you feel you are being followed, turn your jacket or shirt inside out. A ring of salt around your house will protect, as well as loud wind chimes and bells. If you're trying to attract them to your yard or garden, taking care of nature is a start. Then try building a space for them in your garden with flowers, small houses, and offerings. To comment on this article, you must sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. I love your article! Can you find some in parks and in apartments? Because I live in apartments and I've never seen a real fairy before: But if I believe and be as good as I can I might find one right?
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For those wondering about seeing the fae, I can personally tell you they exist and I and my late husband saw them in our backyard. We first saw rings of mushrooms, and dark green rings. Then animals like ducks, doves, fox, coyotes, turtles, things that shouldn't be at our back door started to show up. Then the door on the faerie house would be open in the morning after making sure it was closed.
I then asked for a sign if the fae were using the house and the next day a small mushroom appeared next to the door. The house was in a large cement pot on the back porch. Thinking it might be a fluke I asked for another sign and the mushroom moved to the other side of the door.
Then we saw them. One rose up from a barrel full of lantana. It was in the middle of the day and it hovered above the plant and then flew around the house to the side garden. The second time it was standing in front of the raised bed which made it easy to measure its height at about 6 or 7 inches. It looked like a green insect and crouched down so you could easily see the wings folded on its back. We searched till dark but didn't find it. I had strange dreams about them that felt real for weeks and saw strange lights in different colors.
I had to move when my husband died, but there is no doubt in my mind the fae exist so I'm trying to make my new yard a place they'd like to visit. Hi kitty the snow is getting deeper here. The fairy house is well underneath the snow. I think this snow fall has also been brought on by the fay telling us to slow down and not to rush around so much and to take notice of how wonderful our lives are.
My husband has not been able to go to work because of the snow it's like a dream come true I have missed him for 5 years. Hi Anln the dream sounds like the fairy pools on the isle of Skye. I don't know if you have been there or heard of the fairy pools but if not it's an extraordinary place situated at the foot of a massive hill. I had a dream recently where a group of people meet at a pond or some kind of water place, I wasn't really invited, I was looking through the trees, it was getting dark and they wanted to get to another dimension or something like that I became the fairy that came from the water,..
So my opinion may only matter to me But seriously though why do you negative people in the world have to find articles to comment to and try bringing positive feelings out of the world I love the article, and just remember the power of positive perception and what it will bring to you times three. Secondly, they only show themselves to people they feel are worthy or friendly enough. Typically if you go hunting for them, you're not going to find them. It's just not that simple.
And lastly, if you feel you can write a better article, please do so and post the link here. Im sorry but i think this post is pretty dumb since YOU haven't seen a fairy yet? Can you tell us a real way too see them without having too look for fairy rings and stuff because some of us don't live near a forest. Are fairies real I always wanna to see a fairies since I was a little girl I used to believe in them a lot but never saw one I would love to see one and learn about 1 I don't know what to think if I ever saw one please tell me there are real in oh I been reading your hub page all night I couldn't stop reading about it I love it so much and I love what you say about it hopping there are real.
It says if you're a "staunch religious person", meaning if you have a stick up your butt and don't believe in mystical things the fay won't come to you, most likely. Nicole, after reading some of the comments here, I wanted to share with you that my grandmother who lived to 99 , claimed to have seen fairies as a little girl while walking and playing in nature in South Africa. She never faltered in that belief and would tell it like a basic fact. This might not seem so extraordinary, but for who she was as a person.
She was very logical, organised and no-nonsense and not inclined to believe in magical and mystical occurances. She had no other beliefs such as these and her personality was such that it made it all the stranger that she believed so strongly what she had seen as a child. It was strange and out of character, yet she never doubted what she said or saw! In New Zealand there are some legends around fairies particularly forest lore too from the indigenous people here Maori.
You may want to check it out? Sorry, English, Scottish and Irish???
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Well there are plenty here and plenty of folklore. Well m frm fiji n I rili wana see a fairy Would it be ok to be friends with one great hub, gets me excited to go out and look for one. Cura Woods - That's a very fascinating story and one that I believe wholeheartedly. I've had a similar experience I would love to see and speak to one: I think I did see one when I was about I use to live in an apartment that had a polluted creek in the back of it.
One day I was standing near the creak and I felt something beside me. I looked around and it was fluttering right next to me. Whatever it was, it was completely black,with a white skirt,dress thing on. It had little black arms and a human structure. It was just moving. Then, before I could even blink it was gone.
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I really didn't know what to think so I just scampered away. I don't know if it was a Fae or something else. But Thank you for the article. I love it very much.
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It is like magic. When I was a child I found some mushrooms in the woods while I was taking a hike. My friends did not let me pick them up.
Then, we found another circle of brown mushrooms. A few feeth from each other there were like fourteen circle. We did not touch them. We moved back slowly. We were not allow to talk about the circles. Thanks for your hub. It brings back memories. CMHypno - Yes, I've actually written an entire hub on "fairy tricks" and also a hub on "the changeling". I just love faerie folklore!
EuroNinila - It's something that everyone should know about I love the idea of fairies but was not raised around any stories about them or anything like that. Maybe this will change my mind about them! Fascinating hub, I will have to see if I can find some fairies. Here in the UK it used to be thought important to placate the fairies as they could be mischievous. If you got on the wrong side of them they could cause your milk to spoil, your crops to fail or they would even take a human babty and substitute it for a fairy chanegleing.
With all the ice and snow we've had lately, I'm sure our garden fairies are hibernating! Will have to look for them in the spring. Have a magical day! Dolores - I hadn't heard the story of the Bronte sisters, but now I must research: Hello Kitty - I loved this one! The allure of faeries is so old, the idea of these magical little creatures scampering around in the shrubbery I remember reading about the Bronte sisters when I was obsessed with them and recall that their old servant Tabby said that the faeries were gone into hiding, afraid of the factories and mills that covered the land.
They were creatures of nature and the loud machinery and smoke scared them away.
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Maybe not in your building but perhaps in a nearby forest or natural area. I wish i could also see a fairy and be friend with it,but i don't think there are any fairies in hong kong. I live in hong kong and no articles have been said that there are fairies in hong kong. I live in a building. Hope i have an answer.
Irc - Yes, I know a lot of the stories of the Little People They are so similar to the tales of the wee folk in Scotland and Ireland it's not even funny! I wrote an entire hub on the native americans' beliefs in the little people. Thanks for commenting, and you're right I think technology and money has shielded us from much of the magic left in the world. I'm going fairy hunting. They are the ones that make babies giggle when no one is talking to them.
What a happy world there is beyond this one we are forced to function in. AP - I agree about Chimney Rock. I'd love to hear more from an actual Cherokee tribe member on their take of this. I sometimes focus on the darker entities too But, I have a love for fairies that I can't seem to shake.
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your hub really caught my attention. I had fun reading this today. Thanks for sharing your answer here. We have the same in common. I do believed in this. I've enjoyed this hub a great deal - as well as the story tidbits in the comments. Excellent pictures placed here to go with the content. I'm still not sure I've seen any fairies but maybe that's because I spend so much time researching on more seemingly morbid entities.