As you may have noticed, I missed my Wednesday post this past week. I have an explanation. I’m heading to a writer’s conference this week (so don’t expect any posts for the next two weeks either).
In regards to why that means I didn’t post, well, I’m trying to finish the current draft of my novel (draft #5, for those curious). I’d like to be able to pitch it to some of the agents and editors I’ll meet at the conference. It’s getting pretty down to the wire. I’m about 35,000 words in (of around 78,000). If I put my head down and work furiously, I might just do it. Which hasn’t left time for other things, like researching blog posts or putting together videos. Sorry.
A friend of mine recently posed an interesting question.
“The evil queen uses magic to change her appearance and poison Snow White. Why doesn’t she just use that magic to make Snow White uglier instead of going through the complicated process of trying to kill her?”
She makes a very good point. So I did what I always do in cases like this. I went to the original text. And there are three things I found that I think answer this question.
Fairy or faery? Which is correct spelling? Is there a difference? What do people mean when they say “fae”?
As an avid fan of fairy tales and fantasy books and movies, this is actually something I’ve been curious about for a long time. But as I started to dig into the subject, the information was a lot harder to find than I expected.
I’m creating a new section of videos that I’m calling “Kate’s Writing Corner”. It’s a place for me to answer (or try to, anyway) questions about writing! So if you have any questions you want me to answer, leave them in the comments below.