Story Cauldron

Jackie Dana
Explore the existence of quirky storytelling in our everyday lives. Also featuring my serial YA fantasy series, 'The Favor Faeries.'
Created 07 May 2021
  • What's up with the prying Facebook memes?
    19 Oct 2021about 11 hours ago • 6 min read
    Every week on Story Cauldron I examine places where storytelling appears in our everyday lives. In this week’s issue, I look at the practice of ‘data mining,’ where seemingly innocent social media pos...
  • The history and future of the Favor Faeries
    16 Oct 2021 1 0
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  • How our books tell the story of us
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 8 7
    Hello friend! Welcome to another issue of Story Cauldron, where I examine places where we find stories in everyday life. This week I look at how our books and personal libraries can offer glimpses int...
  • Introducing Jenny and Holden
    08 Oct 2021
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  • Storytelling through sketching
    05 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 9 10
    Welcome to Story Cauldron. Each week I explore a quirky or unexpected place where we might find storytelling. This week, I want to look at something that caught me off-guard, demonstrating that story ...
  • Settings in the Favor Faeries
    03 Oct 2021
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  • Sampling the flavors of autumn
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 7 15
    In this special coffee break editing of Story Cauldron, I share my experience tasting Turkey Dinner candy corn—because come on, someone had to do it! This looks like a sad joke Photoshop image, but tr...
  • The Pink Suitcase
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 4 6
    For this week’s Story Cauldron, here’s a short tale I wrote a while back. Most of the plot came from my own dreams, and it spawned not one but two novels (that haven’t yet seen the light of day, but m...
  • What's coming next with the Favor Faeries?
    24 Sep 2021 1 0
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  • How television makes us who we are
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 8
    You’re reading Story Cauldron, where I pull apart and examine stories that exist within our everyday lives. In this newsletter, let’s consider how television shapes our lives and our personal stories....
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