UNPUBLISHED FAIRYTALE MEMOS

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What if certain fairytale characters had written memos and these somehow were leaked?  Would they have changed the course of a story or an outlook of a character after seeing these?  Judge for yourself in Unpublished Fairytale Memos…

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

Making a Promising Start looks at some of the ways I start a story.  Do you use any or all of these?

WEBSITE UPDATE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

I’m currently putting together a specific page on Fairytales with Bite for my debut flash fiction collection.  I have put up the Amazon link on this (and was thrilled to see my first review has come through too!).  I plan to write about what the book is about, how I came to write it, share book cover images and a link to an interview carried out by Jacci Gooding, a fellow scribe and attendee at Winchester Writers’ Festival amongst other things.  Once I’m happy with the page, I’ll copy it across to This World and Others as well.

CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY

My post this week is about Robin Hood – The Pantomime staged by wonderful local theatre group, The Chameleons.  I share what I love about the show and the tale of Sherwood Forest’s most famous and infamous resident, as it is one of my favourite stories.  I like legendary figures – see also my Sir Bevis of Hampton posts on CFT!  And many thanks also to the Chameleons for supplying the wonderful images.  It was a great show and very, very funny.

FACEBOOK PAGE

I share news of my CFT post tonight.

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A fun show, well produced.  Image from the Chameleons.

A fun show, well produced. Image from the Chameleons.

 

All books are gateways to other worlds, fantasy and science fiction especially I think. Image via Pixabay.

THE RELUCTANT HERO/HEROINE

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The Reluctant Hero/Heroine lists some reasons why I think this kind of character ranks amongst my favourites.  Do you agree?   Can you add to the list?

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

A Wonderful Day asks what your characters would consider would make up such a thing.  Do they need to have a special meal or to have something happen to make it a special day?   Do other characters try to spoil a perfect day and if so, how and why?

FACEBOOK PAGE AND BOOK NEWS

Many thanks to all who have sent congratulations, words of support etc on news of From Light to Dark and Back Again.  I also discuss Doctor Who, my Chandler’s Ford Today post due tomorrow and my love of writing about legendary characters.

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The chorus from the Chameleons Theatre Company and their Robin Hood panto. I review this in tomorrow's Chandler's Ford Today post. Many thanks to the Chameleons for this image and the ones in the CFT post.

The chorus from the Chameleons Theatre Company and their Robin Hood panto. I review this in tomorrow’s Chandler’s Ford Today post. Many thanks to the Chameleons for this image and the ones in the CFT post.

 

How do your characters handle matters when forced to change direction and take a path they had not expected or wanted? Image via Pixabay.

FAVOURITE STORIES

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Robin Hood, which I went to see a pantomime of this evening, is one of my favourite stories because it focuses on wrongs being righted.  This probably is my favourite overall theme in fiction. So tonight’s post discusses Favourite StoriesThe post looks at what would be your fictional world’s favourite tales and whether they are based on fact or not. I also look at how favourite stories affect your characters.

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

I sometimes find it useful to review why I write at all and it can be helpful if you’ve hit a difficult patch.  Reviewing why you write can be an encouragement to keep going.  In my post, Why Write? I list my reasons for writing.  Comments – and your reasons for writing – would be very welcome.

CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY

This week’s post will go up later tomorrow evening as I am slightly behind schedule but it is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while.  It will look at why non-fiction reading is absolutely crucial for fiction writers and where inspiration can come from.  More tomorrow…

FACEBOOK PAGE

I discuss going to the pantomime and why I didn’t wave my arms about much!  See the post for the reason why…

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A way into the magical realm, perhaps? Image via Pixabay.

I went to see Robin Hood, the pantomime, tonight. This isn’t Sherwood Forest but the story of its most famous resident is one of my all time favourites. Image via Pixabay.

 

 

When I'm not at my desk, I'm likely to be in the swimming pool or walking the dog (never both at the same time!). Image via Pixabay.

FAIRYTALES IN ONE LINE

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Fairytales in One Line sums up some fairytales, 1 nursery rhyme and a pantomime favourite in one line.  See what I make of Cinderella, Mother Goose and Robin Hood to name some of those in this post.

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

The Working Day looks at how your characters organise their time, what kind of work is important to your fictional world and asks just what do your characters do in terms of income so their needs are met.  The questions here I hope make for some good writing prompts!

FACEBOOK PAGE

I discuss a pantomime I’m due to see on Thursday.  Our local theatre group, The Chameleons, will be staging Robin Hood.  This is one of my favourite stories.  I also mention my favourite Sheriff of Nottingham performance too.

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The magic of stories.  Image via Pixabay

The magic of stories. Image via Pixabay