A very proud moment, one all writers of fiction dream of - holding the first copy of your own book. Image by Adrian Symes.

BEING QUIZZED

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

In Being Quizzed I share details of my interview by my fellow scribe, Jacci Gooding.  Usually, I ask the questions for Chandler’s Ford Today but it was a real joy to be on the other side of the fence.  Jacci put some great questions to me and I am delighted to share the link to her blog here.  I also discuss networking (I met Jacci at the Winchester Writers’ Festival a few years back, neither of us could have foreseen an interview happening but I am so glad it did!).  I also ask how your characters react to being quizzed.

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

I link into my interview again in New Directions (given being interviewed is very much a new direction for me!) but also ask about what new directions your characters are facing.  Are they facing these willingly?  What are the consequences of these new directions for them?  How your characters handle change, especially unlooked for change, could and should reveal a great deal about them.

WEBSITE NEWS

I’m currently working on a From Light to Dark and Back Again page for Fairytales with Bite.  Once I’ve got this up and running I will copy it across to This World and Others.  The idea is to have all interviews, posts, book signing news etc all on this one page.  It will take me a while to get things together but please visit and feedback would be welcome.  I intend to include a FAQs slot, what led me to write the book etc etc.

FACEBOOK PAGE

I talk about Jacci’s interview here and how it was odd for me to be the other side of the fence.  It was a great odd to experience though!

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ASKING YOURSELF THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

Asking Yourself the Right Questions lists some of the questions I like to know the answers to before I write or read a story.  I include things like “what is the real point of the story?” and “how can your lead character achieve their objectives?”.  Comments very welcome.  What do you think you should be able to answer when reading or writing any story in any genre?

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

My Favourite Moments in Any Story lists, amongst other things, discovering at least one character I can root for, for the story to end with a punch or a good twist, and having a good, strong pace which is appropriate for that tale.  Can you add to my list?

WEBSITE NEWS – UPDATES TO MY HOME PAGES

I’m thrilled that, after many years of writing, I am now a published book author with From Light to Dark and Back Again (Chapeltown Books).  I’ve updated my home pages on both Fairytales with Bite and This World and Others to reflect this.  I hope to create an email list in the not too distant future so I can send out newsletters and so on but the pages are still under construction at the moment.  I am pleased with the updated home pages though, as I’ve been meaning to refresh these for some time and the advent of the book has given me the necessary spur to get on and do it!  Links below.  Will update when pages are fully ready.

http://allisonsymes-thisworldandothers.weebly.com/

http://fairytaleswithbite.weebly.com/from-light-to-dark-and-back-again.html

With the Fairytales with Bite site, I have created a specific book page and am currently working on this, as you will see from the link, but thought I would put a link up now to show that (a) the website is being updated and (b) what is going to come.  I don’t know about you but speaking personally, I find it helpful when an author says they are updating their website/blog etc as it acts as a reminder to me to check it out.

FACEBOOK PAGE

I talk about what I love in stories.  Do you agree?  Comments very welcome.

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