FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
Happy Ever After? discusses the classic fairytale ending (in most cases) versus the modern tendency to have a “happy for now” scenario. I’m not that keen on the latter, though I can understand it and I share my thoughts as to why here. What do you think?
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
The Real “You” looks at our tendency to cover up those less impressive aspects of ourselves, especially when we are trying to impress someone. Our characters should be doing this too and in this post I ask who are they trying to impress, what are they covering up and do other characters see through it all?
I look at a writing exercise I tried at Swanwick where I had to give advice to my 20 year old self. Tonight’s FB page discusses that. And yes I did tell myself to lighten up! I remember being very intense at that age. I also tell myself to start writing sooner… oh I wish I had!
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
Just a quick reminder that part 2 of my interview with the wonderful Barbara Large, MBE, founder of what is now known as the Winchester Writers’ Festival, will be appearing this coming Friday.