Modern Perspectives on a Tale As Old As TimeThere's been a lot of discussion around the live action Beauty and the Beast [BB] film re: Stockholm Syndrome and whether Belle is a role model figure or not. I'm not going to go into that here - I think there's lots of ways retellings can go… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Stories
My Sleeping Beauty ThemeMy forthcoming paranormal novel, The Crows, is a kind of gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty story, where the [female] protagonist wakes a sentient house from its dormant state, only for it to fall in love with her. It's Sleeping Beauty meets Stephen King's Rose Red, set in a creepy town on the south coast… Continue reading Sleeping Beauty Stories
At first glance, Snow White is basically a variant of Cinderella. A young, pretty Protagonist is treated badly by her step-mother (although in older versions it's actually her biological mother) who is jealous of her. The [step-]mother tries to kill Cinder- sorry - Snow White instead of merely mistreating her. Aided by her Friends (for… Continue reading Snow White Stories
Diversity in Fiction - Mental Health A while ago I started to do a themed series of blog posts, using the zodiac signs and their associated traits as the central inspiration for the blog post topic. I'm resuming this because it's a ready-made series of topics, and it's a bit of a challenge! I started… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – PISCES  Diversity in Fiction: Mental Health
After the blog-hop post, I've decided to do a series of posts around some kind of concept or theme - - I thought of doing the Zodiac... not sure why, just 'cos. I thought it was just another one of my whims, but the more I thought about it, the more fun I thought I… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts: Why the Zodiac Theme?