About

Welcome to Dragons & Dactyls!  Herein I intend to discuss prosody (that is, the nuts and bolts of metric poetry), worldbuilding, and conlangs, and to comment on ideas that appear on the NaNoWriMo fora and other blogs.  If you have anything to say, please comment on a post or leave a message below!

A bit about me:  I am Ella Hansen, a young housewife with a degree in Classics (Latin and Greek).  I have enjoyed writing formal poetry for as long as I can remember and fantasy and conlangs since my early teens.  From 2008 to 2011, I was a contributing editor for the late blog Pontification Ad Nauseam.  At present, I am working on the first draft of my fantasy novels An Old House and A Strong City, which I started with NaNoWriMo 2012 and 2013.  My favourite poet is usually Robert Frost; my favourite writer both of fantasy and of poetry in fantasy is, as one might guess, J. R. R. Tolkien.

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