Wednesday, March 31, 2010
My Favorite Fairy Tale
Has to be Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves; I love stories where the hero wins by cleverness rather than goodness. Perhaps it's because the goody-two-shoes mentality in many stories is boring to me. Give me a character who uses their mind and can figure out ways around practically anything and I'm hooked; that was one of the reasons I loved Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth so much. I hope I was able to bring that same trait to my characters in my stories, although I did allow the virtuous to win on occasion. You be the judge...my next blog will give you a sample of one of the fairy tales from my book.