FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
One thing I love about fairytales (and fantasy in general) is that the themes the stories tackle are themes I adore. For example, justice will happen eventually and monsters will be defeated. I list five themes in Themes that particularly appeal to me.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Keep on Keeping On was one of my late mother’s favourite phrases and it emphasizes the need for persistence and not to give up easily. That is vital for us as writers if we are not to be knocked back by rejections. It is also crucial for our characters to be able to show real grit and persistence.
I discuss what I like most All You Need to Know about Classical Music and why it is important writers are thoroughly nosey!