Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Once Upon a Time...

At around the same time that I began writing this blog I decided that I would write at least one short story a month…it wouldn't even matter if it wasn't completely finished as long as I had the idea and most of the story down on paper.
Last week I came up with an idea for a group of short stories involving rewriting fairy tales and other classic fantasy stories.
I immediately sat down with a piece of paper and a pen, and began mind-mapping various ideas, that turned each well-known tale on its head, making the good guys bad and the bad guys good.
It was after doing to this to five different stories that I realised that I would have to think a lot harder and look deeper into these stories.
Out of five story ideas, three of them all involved a sinister plot to overtake one kingdom or another.
So it's back to the drawing board for now...hopefully it will not be long before I come across some slightly more original motives for evil 'good guys'.

1 comment:

Col Bury said...

Hi Chip!
Just popped over from Talkback to have a nosey. Good idea re' the fairy tales. Lou Treleaven wrote an adult fairy tale for Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers that may help your approach.
Hope this is useful.
Ps. Nice colour scheme BTW!