Couple of shortish posts tonight.
FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
In Why Reading Fairytales Matters I list five main reasons. Out of these I think my favourites are that characters don’t usually get away with villainy and also they are rewarded for heroism/doing the right thing. If only life were like that!
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
I talk about The Writing Journey tonight and celebrate the fact that each writer has a unique one. Gives us plenty to talk about when we meet up at writing conferences, doesn’t it?! On a more serious note, I look at (briefly) how being on a journey like this is not just about loooking backwards (at what you have done) but forwards (at what you hope to do). I find that very positive.
FACEBOOK – GENERAL
I ask a couple of questions here tonight – how do I know when I’ve written a character “right” (no apologies for the grammar!) and how do I know when my dialogue sounds right. See what you think. Comments welcome.
FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
Nothing specific on Facebook tonight (I forgot!) but am glad of the latest reviews on Amazon. Thank you everyone. Link takes you to the page for both the paperback and Kindle editions. I haven’t forgotten about having a monthly newsletter either but hope to sort this out by the end of the year and (once up and running) it should be no problem producing it. It is the getting started here. I’ve not used Mail Chimp before (though I do like it, I receive a number of author newsletters on it myself).