Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm a Guest Writer

Click the title of this post to be transported to the supernatural realm of Humble Fiction Cafe member, Dorlana Vann. Her blog, Supernatural Fairy Tales, is a fun place to hang around! You can check out the other fairy tale inspired stories, order unique candle creations, and see the promotions for her new novel, Jaclyn's Ghost.

Oh, and you might also check out the story on the home page. I wrote it :) It's called Flint and Steel, and was inspired by the classic Hans Christian Anderson story The Tinder Box.

Dorlana asked me to submit a fairy tale inspired short story before the end of March, and even though I'm deeply behind with my NaNoEdMo project (I have about 10 hours to go as of today), I decided to give it a shot. I'm rather please with how it came out, and I hope you enjoy it also. Please leave a comment on the site with your opinions. Dorlana likes the traffic!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Blog Tag- 10 ID Tags of a story by me.

Dorlana Vann, a fellow blogger and H.F.C. member has tagged me with this writing challenge.

I have to list 10 ways that a person could recognize a story written by me. Now Dorlana is really stressing me out, because I have to write a fairy- tale inspired feature story for her blog this month as a guest. If you have visited her blog, then you know it's a tall order. If you haven't visited her blog, the check out her link in my list over there on the right. (Go on- do it.) Plus I am working on NaNoEdMo, and another project for H.F.C.

Dang. I wish I was getting paid for all of this literary genius!

Ok. If you notice these 10 items in a story- then I'm very likely the author/and or offender.

1.This cute little punctuation ... Yes that one (...) Me likey the hanging pause!

2. A challenge to authority. (Snarky aren't I?)

3. Broad humor, or humorous dialogue.

4. Dialogue in general - and lots of it!

5. The Hero's Journey structure to plot- I don't know how I fumbled my way into this, but if you are familiar with the Hero's Journey then you know why.

6. Family issues or conflicts. -You write what you know:)

7. If you are editing my writing, you will certainly find misspellings. I personally don't cee it, but most pepole point that out to me.

8. A dark turn. Even in my comedies, there is always a dark dangerous middle.

9. Strong females. I was raised by women- much like a pack animal, and they have influenced my life and my stories.

10. Male leads who are dreamers/writers at heart. See comment on 6 :)

Okay. Now I have to post this or someone in Macomb, Alabama won't eat for a month, or some such chain-letter nonsense.

...And I have to tag 6 other bloggers.

So...If you're reading this, and you have a blog- beware!