What I am about to say is my opinion and my opinion only. If other people agree with me, than they do. If they don't, they don't. It's as simple as that. I would love to talk to you if you have a similar, sort-of similar, or don't have a similar opinion with me about this certain topic. Thanks!
I have a new story idea and I'm really happy about it. But, I have to say this first: I am tired of reading about a re-telling of a certain princess (Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, etc.). I'm just tired of them. Why can't people make stories about the supporting characters from each of the stories instead?!
Let's take Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast for an example. Somewhere in the movie (I haven't seen it in such a long time...) there is a mural of the prince before he turned into the very-attractive/handsome beast.
What's up with the dog? Who are those villagers? What happened to his parents? What's up with the day and night? Was there already a curse on the prince even before he turned into the Beast? See?!?!?!? Wouldn't that be such an amazing book, finding out the Beast's origins (gahh, does anyone know his real name? Adam... maybe Edward?)?
Let's do Pinocchio. Who's the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio? Is she the Mother of Stars? Or is she somehow related to the fairy godmother's in Sleeping Beauty? Why is the Blue Fairy and not the White Fairy?
Now off to Peter Pan. I feel as if this story would be a bit harder to do an origin story for, but has anybody thought to do a origin story for Captain Hook's silly friend, Mr. Smee? Did/does he have a mental illness? Why is he with Captain Hook when he's so nice?
Okay, we've gotten those stories out of the way, why not look at a story that's more widely know. Cinderella. What happened to Lady Tremaine before she got married to Cinderella's father? Was she a super nice, really pretty young girl? Did she have any siblings? Was it because Cinderella reminded Lady Tremaine of her past self was the reason she was so mean to Cinderella?
And the final story that I will be talking about, Aladdin. Who was Jasmine's mother? Was she royalty or a peasant (was the word peasant even in that timeline?)? Why did she marry the Sultan? Why is the Sultan so darn adorable?!
Me: Really? *begins getting upset* Why CINDERELLA?! She literally has enough stories to last A LIFE TIME.
And how come authors aren't focusing on the prince's perspective of a story? COME ON PEOPLE, I WANNA FIND OUT NAVEEN'S LIFE BEFORE HE MET HIS PARTNER/SPOUSE!!! (You know, from The Princess and the Frog?)
Now since I've given you your inspiration, go write. *nicely shoo's everyone away to go start writing* Now don't forget, if you're not ready to leave yet, you can always chat in the comments and have a full, head-on conversation about this.
I went to one of my Creative Writing classes today and we were learning on how to make our story successful, Pixar style. It was a good class, yes, but something else stuck out to me.
I think it was my teacher, but she said something out making a book seem real and alive and that is how I came up with this quote!
So yup! That's the quote's little story. Please feel free to share this quote, but please give credit back to me. I worked hard to make this and you might feel guilty if you don't say it's mine (I don't want you to feel guilty!).
I know it may sound cheesy and all, but I really like it!
Oh goodness, I haven't made a post here in a long time. Well, one of the reasons is that I haven't been writing. I was taking a bit of a break before I start editing Another Imagination. And that takes me too my 2016 writing goals.
And that's it! I know it should be waaaaay longer (in my opinion), but all of this is going to take a long time. Ebinicah James and the Crystal Orb is suppose to kind of be like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and some other random awesome book all smashed into one book. I have a lot on my hands (yayyyaaayyyy....).
Looking for the right agent is going to be difficult because I want to find the one. And I don't want to self-publish, that's also a reason. I was thinking about putting my book up on Amazon as an e-book and wait for someone to notice me there.... BUT there are so many authors already doing that and I don't want my book to stay there (just as an e-book, with no agent or publisher).
Editing Another Imagination is going to be a tad bit more difficult than I had anticipated. The only reason being that some (maybe most) of my characters seem a bit flat, there needs to be more description of scenery, I need to slow down some conversations, maybe even add a few more conversations and realistically show an adult in an eight year old's POV (for those who don't know, POV stands for point of view). That may sound like normal editing to some people, but this is going to be my first time editing a book. Not a school paper.
What are your 2016 Writing Goals?
I am the Smol Scribble. I came to realize that, even though the first drafts of books aren't perfect, they are the closest to my heart...
The Ancient Past of the Scribbler
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