We storyhounds are an invaluable resource for writers of fairy tales, fantasy and the supernatural because we can astral project to other dimensions and bring back vital nuggets of information.
Working alone, a single storyhound – or even a pair – can only gather a certain amount of material, so it’s important to exchange information with other hounds working in the same field. That’s where pee-mails come in.
We build our network by subscribing to messages from other storyhounds with similar interests. We pick up the pee-mails when we’re out and about, and pass the information on to our author humans via smellepathy.
When Annabelle was writing Gateway to Magic and The Slapstyx, we gathered facts about fairies…
Lately, though, we’ve run into difficulties. We’re following so many storyhounds that our pee-mail inbox is overflowing and we have to check virtually every blade of grass. It’s all too easy to be distracted by material that has no connection with our specialist subject, and we’re even getting messages from dogs who just want to sell us stuff.
This deluge of pee-mail slows down our walks considerably. It also slows down Annabelle’s writing as it takes so long to sift out the relevant information for her research.
So our message to the dogosphere is, don’t feel bad if we don’t follow you. It doesn’t mean we don’t like you, but there are only so many pee-mails we can read in a day.