F is for Fairy Fatale

April 7, 2014

For the A to Z challenge this year, I’m sharing science fiction and fantasy story ideas…

So, here I’m mashing up the fae with ‘femme fatale.’ (And yes, I know that Jim Butcher has done this already in ‘Summer Knight’, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it too.)

She sells our modern private eye on a fantasy, and she’s trying to find one of her own, something ephemeral, a (metaphorical) firefly. A dream somebody stole from her and she needs to get back.

If you’re interested enough to pick this up and write your own version, feel free; ideas are cheap. And let me know! I’ll be keeping the notions vague enough that lots of different stories might be written from them.

Thanks for visiting!

Nano Spotlight: A Fairytale Heart Races Through November

October 8, 2013

Hey there, friends and followers. Who’s got spotlight fever? I do! Tonight I’m spotlighting Mallory, who goes by wordcorruption over on the Nano site.

Mallory’s history with Nanowrimo, in her own words:
I’ve been doing NaNo since I was at least sixteen.  That’s the first one I remember.  I’ve loved it though, even if I don’t win every year, I enjoy the hell out of doing it.  I think some of my favorite memories are just hanging out with people at various write-ins.  I don’t socialize as much as I could sometimes and every year, I get to go out at east once a week and enjoy being around people who are creative and interesting and enjoy my company.  It is awesome.

What are you writing about this year?
I am sort of doing a retelling of Tam Lin with a polyamorous triad. It involves one of them getting kidnapped by the fae, losing his memories and the other two doing what they have to so that they can get him, then his memories back from the fae.

Who’s the best character in your Nano novel?
I think, this year, it’s going to be either Tess, one of the main three people or Aiden, the cait sidhe messenger for the fae court who also works as an illegal art dealer in the mortal world

What advice would you give to all your fellow Wrimos?
Just keep writing. Even if you think it’s rap, even if you’re hitting your head against a wall over and over again, just keep writing.  Once you come up with a first draft, you can go through and edit the heck out of it.  That’s the beauty of December and beyond.

Sneaky Ninja question! Are you allergic to anything, and if so, what?
I am not, thankfully enough!  I consider myself very lucky for this.


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