FAIRYTALE NEWS HEADLINES

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!

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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!

 

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Books really do provide wonderful escapism.  Image via Pixabay

 

 

 

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