I am really struggling with this one, so I have decided to take a minibreak from my novel idea, and instead look at something different instead.
I have long enjoyed the idea of re-writing a fairytale, and had a crack at it based on a modern version of red riding hood, but something about it isn’t quite coming together for me, so I have decided to focus on another one.
Having visited wikipedia yesterday, I was blown away by the amount of stories there are from around the world that is based on fairytales. I had a look through a couple, but I think this week, I will have a closer look at some of them, and see what the THEME of the fairytale is, to see how they have woven it within the story.
Why am I doing this? a) its the school holidays, my beautiful boy wants my full attention everytime I sit down at the computer. I can be sitting in the lounge reading, but as soon as he thinks I am going near the computer… he is up and running! and b) I am curious to see what really makes a fairytale tick and c) Fairytales were originally ways of conveying messages of morals, hence, heavily themed.
So this week, instead of writing, I will be reading and taking notes. Will be interesting to see just what I discover.