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  1. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    :) Yes I knew what you meant.
  2. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 6 - Review & Questions?

    Lecture 6 Welcome back to the class. In this final lecture we're doing a review and wrap-up. If you have questions that have not been answered - now is the time to ask them! :) *We covered the archetypal characters who are the character types that appear in fairy tales and mythology.*...
  3. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    You can send it all if that's easiest.
  4. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    That would make an amazing picture book. Teaching children about science in a fun way is a great idea.
  5. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 1

    Sounds good. Email me (my email is in the threads) and let me know what type of feedback you'd like to receive.
  6. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 5 - How to Give Your Story a Fairy Tale Flavor

    Well I'm glad you're part of the class Cristina! This is why it's good to share your ideas. You never know what ideas will come.
  7. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 1

    How many pages do you have in your sample? You can send it if you like, then I can let you know how long I'd need to read it and give you feedback. Thanks for sharing, Denny!
  8. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 5 - How to Give Your Story a Fairy Tale Flavor

    I love that idea about the ring! That's a story that would have so many fantastic characters. There could be POVs of the mermen/maids and of the djinn and others on "land." And of course you'd have enough for a few more books as well. :) Thanks for sharing that information about Iamanjá...
  9. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 4

    Thanks, Cristina! I started it so that I could collect pins for a mythological story I was working on. I was surprised to find so many other pins about different myths and legends.
  10. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 5 - How to Give Your Story a Fairy Tale Flavor

    Lecture 5 Welcome back to the class. Today we're covering: Giving your story the fairy tale flavor even if it's not faithful to the original story. As I've mentioned, we can use different fairy tale inspirations in one story. So the story may have a familiar feeling but it won't be...
  11. Deborah Bailey

    Character Writing Romance with "Older" Characters with Deb Bailey

    Readers are looking for more stories with "mature" characters (30 years old +). Learn how to create characters who have life experience and are perfect for all types of romances (all sub-genres of romance). Determining the age range and what character experiences might be How not to fall into...
  12. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 4

    That Tell Me A Story show sounds like they're taking fairy tales and representing them in different ways. I think once you know what to look for, specific references become very obvious. That's fascinating about the sea god. And Iblis as well. When you begin researching it's amazing what you...
  13. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 4

    Homework If you like, feel free to catch up on homework you've missed. Have you read any fairy tale or mythological retellings that you enjoyed? If so, why did you like them? Do you have a favorite myth or fairy tale? Have you ever added any of the elements to a story? Please feel free to...
  14. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 4 - Writing a Story that's the Same-but Different

    Lecture 4 Welcome back to the class. Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Today we're covering: Writing a story that's the same, but different. Keeping familiar elements while adding your own ideas. Using Archetypal Characters in Different Stories We can use fairy tale or mythological story...
  15. Deborah Bailey

    So glad you're enjoying them Cristina! I didn't know about the origins of these stories either...

    So glad you're enjoying them Cristina! I didn't know about the origins of these stories either before my research. It was really surprising to me. That's a great comparison between Aphrodite and The Little Mermaid. I hadn't thought of that. Yes, she could be a character who would help another...
  16. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 3 - Fairy Tale Origins

    Lecture 3 Welcome back to the class! Today the topic is: Backstories of some well-known tales – they didn’t all start out the way you think! Since it's Friday and you might have your mind on the weekend (or on NaNoWriMo if you're doing that this year) I decided to switch the lesson order...
  17. Deborah Bailey

    Homework Lecture 2

    Homework Even if you haven't done Monday's homework, no problem. If you want to catch up, check out the Lecture 1 homework. -What fairy tale(s) are you basing your WIP (or story idea) on? -What genre is your story going to be in? Is there a reason you picked it? -What twists are you...
  18. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Lecture 2 - Twists for fairy tale stories

    Lecture 2 Welcome back to the class! Today we're going to cover: How to brainstorm twists for your fairy tale worlds. When it comes to fairy tale retellings there are many different ways to reinterpret familiar stories. That's why I mentioned the part that archetypes play in fairy tales...
  19. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Welcome & Introduction

    Hi Cristina! Welcome to the class. If you have any specific questions about retellings (or original tales) be sure to ask. Also feel free to share your fairy tale WIP if you wish.
  20. Deborah Bailey

    Lecture Welcome & Introduction

    Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for that. I'm glad you enjoy them and hope you'll enjoy this one too. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you'd like me to cover!