FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
Fairytale Heroines shares what I like most in said characters – everything from being intelligent and resourceful to not just relying on Prince Charming. One of my recent favourite heroines is Princess Fiona from Shrek. (Incidentally, I don’t really know why she clearly thought she was ugly as an ogre – she wasn’t!).
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Structure shares my thoughts on story structuring. I prefer to think of it as the “edit where I check my story makes sense” but appreciate that is something of a mouthful. I also share how many edits I carry out on a story and why.
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
My post this week is to share news of a local author book launch. Martin Kyrle and Michael Roberts are bringing out Jottings from the Trans-Siberian Railway in a fully illustrated book. Their launch is in Winchester in early December. More details in the post which is due to appear tomorrow. Always good to share news of a local author launch (and given I’ve got a book coming out I won’t pretend to be unbiased here!). I hope this launch goes well.
I share my thoughts on Andrew Marr’s recent series, Paperback Heroes – Sorcerers, Spies and Sleuths (I think I’ve got that in the right order, apologies if not but the three elements are definitely correct!). I also share my thoughts on creative writing courses which this series linked to via the Open University.