Dark Tales are deep magic

They remind us that we are Light.

My Writing Journey

Where I blog about my journey to become a traditionally published author. That's the goal.

Long Fiction

Here you'll find news and updates about my current project, The Necromanteon.

Short Fiction

To get you started, some of my short stories, poetry, flash fiction, and other quick reads.

Writing Tips

Looking for a few more tools and ideas for your Writing Toolbox? Try these.

Method And Muse

Want to laugh, learn, and leave inspired? Click here for more on Method and Muse podcast.

Highly recommended

A few of my favorite things, suggestions about about what to read/see/listen to next.

Melody Wingfield is a writer of bewitching and twisted tales. She writes short and long fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and also composes music. She enjoys writing fairy tales with gruesome endings and twisting stories you think you know into new and fascinating shapes. 

Her writing style has been heavily influenced by her literary heroes: Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, N.K. Jemisin, Robert Jordan, and others. Her first short story, The King’s Mask, placed 3rd in the Writer’s Digest Short Story competition (Horror category). She is a current finalist in NYC Midnight’s Short Story Challenge 2019. She is currently finalizing a Greek Mythology rewrite of epic proportions for adults — think Game of Thrones meets Greek Mythology.

In addition to her own creative projects, Melody is deeply invested in helping fellow writers pursue their dreams. With the help of her writer’s group, she co-hosts the bawdy, informational, and inspirational Method and Muse podcast for writers-in-process. She is active in the Twitter #writerscommunity and enjoys facilitating writing workshops and participating in panels at Cons whenever she has the chance. 

Her website, www.melodywingfield.com, contains tips and anecdotes for writers and readers, and serves as an open journal of her experiences as she pursues her life-long dream of becoming a best-selling, traditionally published author. Of all her works, she is most proud of her daughter, Brighton, who is studying cinematography and photography at MTSU. She currently lives in the Scenic City of Chattanooga, TN with her dog, Blitz Zen (who she secretly suspects is a cross-dressing cat).

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JOURNAL

Threading the labyrinth and having tea with minotaurs

The Muse Is In

It's really up to you whether you want to visualize this as a tender home birthing moment or that scene in Aliens where Ripley is about to experience a Jiffy-Pop C-section. Both are accurate.

Meet the Method and Muse Hosts

Melody Wingfield

Melody Wingfield

Host

Code Name: Gypsy Queen
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Favorite Author: Neil Gaiman
Will Write For: Hard Cider, Make An Offer

Paul A. Cagle

Paul A. Cagle

Host

Code Name: Basic Bitch
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Favorite Author: Jim Butcher
Will Write For: Pizza, DragonCon Tickets

Becky Bumgardner

Becky Bumgardner

Host

Code Name: The Klutz
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite Author: Terry Brooks
Will Write For: Tranqs For Lance

Lance Bumgardner

Lance Bumgardner

Host

Code Name: Sarcastian
Astrological Sign: Scorpitarius
Favorite Author: Jim Butcher
Will Write For: WDW Passes, Backrubs

Method and Muse

Method and Muse

podcast

Code Name: The Show
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Favorite Author: Our Hosts
Find Your Method, Follow Your Muse!