Denica McCall

Fantasy Writer — Bringing light to hidden worlds

Why do they call it “dancing for your life?” It’s a phrase frequently repeated on the popular talent show So You Think You Can Dance, a phrase that extends an invitation for the contestant to take one last shot. There are only two sides to this coin—a 50/50 chance to either continue on in the …

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In Disney’s recent remake of the classic Aladdin, the genie says something to Aladdin that I find quite profound. Here, I paraphrase in my own words:   “The more you gain while pretending to be something you’re not, the less you’ll have.”   Jafar—the villain—is the villain because he seeks power, status and riches above …

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Why are writers so afraid? I seem to face a demagogy of unfounded and unexplainable fears throughout a given week, and I just don’t understand. Why the barrage? Why can’t I just enjoy life and live in the moment and stop. worrying. worrying. worrying? It’s like a tick is scratching away at my brain. I …

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