I remember going to Bath University for a weekend creative writing course. The Lecturer had just sold her novel and of course, was quite rightly promoting it.
There were few things that came out of that experience… A real positive, was meeting a whole bunch of like minded people. Though there were a couple of snooty lavender ladies that looked down their nose at me. Hey ho!
But I think I was the winner, and I also managed to set up a writing group off the back of it and it has been going strong since. Well, until Covid, and that’s really been hard to maintain interest. I wonder how many of us have found writing an escape out of reality? We’ve been zooming, but many don’t like zoom, though it has it place. Especially as I don’t have to drive in the dead of night to see people. I love seeing my writing buddies face to face though.
Going back to that creative writing weekend, the lecturer wrote upon the board to consider this as a template:
Once upon a time there was_____ And every day_____ Then one day_____And because of that_______And because of that_____And because of that______Until finally_______
The Lecturer also said you could also think about the story of Cinderella, when writing a story. The notion being that it takes you on a journey, in fact, just as it does above.
Now here is another bit of information I can share as a guide – this was shared by one of my author colleagues and I thought I’d like to share with you.
Well that’s all for now folks! Take from this what you will and happy writing. Good luck with your work!
3 Replies to “A lightweight template”
Interesting approach! And if we look at most classic fairy tales, they are adaptable to the present day.
Absolutely. In fact I’m attempting something right now. Would love someone to co-author!
Did I respond to you Nikki? I think I did. And yes, I agree, many fairy tales have been adapted in so many ways.