Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wolfenbüttel

Hi,

I went to the small town of Wolfenbüttel last weekend to attend a seminar on Creative Writing. It was very instructive and intense. Combined with the flue that plagues me since January, I felt very light headed upon return.

And then, spring struck ... and with it an idea.

I thought, what if I use the flexibility of the Internet-language HTML to create a true non-linear story. My Muse already fed me quite a lot of interesting scenarios. I would like to write a Fairy-Tale Murder Mystery. Would you be interested? I don't know yet how I'm going to publish it. The only thing that's for sure is that traditional publishing doesn't really work. I remember those Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books, but even if I liked the story, the flipping of pages and 2nd person POV ruined the fun. So I will use hyperlinks (which means it's going to be some sort of e-book) and 1st person POV (since I don't know if the reader is male or female). I have already filled 5 pages in my notebook.

Since I'm still in the planning stages, I accept suggestions. Anything you're particularly interested in? Something that you think might fit into a crazy project like that? Any favorite fairly tales? Feel free to leave me a comment with your suggestions and/or ideas. I might not manage to get it all into the one story but I'll definitely consider.

Hooray for my spring time Muse.
Enjoy the day,
Cat

Monday, March 14, 2011

hindsight

Hi,

I'm glad you're all still there. I have to confess that I'm not really good at a regular Blog schedule. Currently, I am revising "Terry and the Folding Rule of Time", write the missing chapters of "The 33 Worst Mistakes ... about Germany" and try to add the last few chapters to my NaNo-novel. Often, I get sucked into writing so deeply that I forget the time, and when I look up, my kids are back from school. From then on, I'm hardly anywhere near my PC for the rest of the day. There is food to cook, laundry to fold, floors to clean and other necessary but unwelcome stuff. As much as I would like to post more regularly, it is impossible at the moment.

I will do my very best to keep you informed. Maybe, I'll manage one post a week, I'll do my very best. If you've got questions you think I might be able to answer, please let me know in the comments.

Oh, one final writing related note: my free online Fantasy Novel "The Witches of Greenwitch" will post it's last chapter tomorrow, and Eszti has managed to catch up with her art. Check it out if you don't know it already. Also, please tell your Fantasy loving friends about it. It's free - no hooks attached.

I'll post more soon (promised),
Cat