All photos were taken by me, Allison Symes, on 8th July 2017, except the feature image. That was taken by my lovely Chandler’s Ford Today editor, Janet Williams, at my first book signing event at our local railway station. And to all who bought From Light to Dark and Back Again and/or came over to discuss flash fiction with me, many thanks. It was great to meet you.
FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
When Fairytales Come True looks at how characters handle when things go right for them, they get to achieve long cherished dreams etc. This post came about because I fulfilled a long held dream today. I had my first ever book signing for From Light to Dark and Back Again at Chandler’s Ford Railway Station and it went well. I plan to write more about that for next week’s Chandler’s Ford Today post – Adventures of a Newbie Author Part 1, perhaps! But the thought of having a long held dream actually happen made me wonder how characters handle success, especially if they have had to wait a long time for it. So how would your characters handle this? There could be some good stories here.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Overcoming the Nerves also ties in with my book signing! Well they do say, authors should write about what they know! For me, characters who overcome nervousness, fear etc and go on to do something great are real heroes. They are also far more believable (and readable) than “fully fledged” heroes who never seem to feel or show emotion, who never question themselves so to what they are doing and why. So what do your characters need to overcome in terms of their personality to be able to go on the adventure you’re planning for them?
FACEBOOK – GENERAL AND FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
Naturally I focus on the book signing but also take the chance to thank those who supported me, especially the Three Rivers Rail Community Partnership.