FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
In Fairytale News Headlines, I share some headlines that could appear in the magical world. I also ask how do your characters handle the media? (Carefully, perhaps?!).
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
In The Press, I share an extract from the press release for my debut flash fiction collection, From Light to Dark and Back Again (Chapeltown Books). It sums up the book beautifully. I then ask what media exists on your fictional world. Is it free? If not how do the authorities control it?
FACEBOOK PAGE – BOOK PAGE
One of my posts on here tonight shared one of the things I love about writing for Chandler’s Ford Today. I get to interview other writers! But a while ago I thought I should work out some interview responses for myself. (In the hope, of course, I would get published and interviews etc would start happening. I am now published and the lovely Jacci Gooding has interviewed me. I hope to share an extract from that interview soon). On the link here there is a short piece of questions I would ask myself!
FACEBOOK PAGE – GENERAL
A short post here so have copied it in full. Interesting how we need both good and bad in life and in our fiction!
Good news: spring is here, the trees and flowers look fab and I am spotting lots of bees and butterflies. Always love this sort of thing. Bad news: the hayfever has started! But then life is like this.
My favourite type of character is one where flaws and virtues are both apparent. I’ve never liked goody-goody characters much (which is why I found Jo in Little Women easier to identify with than Beth).
Funny, isn’t it, how in fiction, as well as in life, it’s only when you have a balance of “bad” and “good” that something seems realistic!