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Part 2 – Very Serious Writing Show

Here’s the second part of my podcast interview on the Very Serious Writing Show about twisting classics and fairy tales. I had so much fun chatting with Daniel Thompson about Into the Woods, crossovers, dystopian comedies, and the path to publication.

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If you were writing a fairy tale crossover, which fairy tale and which genre (Western, horror, sci fi, etc) would you combine?

21 thoughts on “Part 2 – Very Serious Writing Show

  1. I’m not sure if it counts as Arthurian legends aren’t exactly fairytales, but I have plans to someday write a sci-fi King Arthur story. 😀
    Strictly fairytales, I would love to see a lesser known fairytale, like Maid Maleen, or King Thrushbeard in some sort of -punk setting. Maid Maleen would be a good decopunk story I think, and King Thrushbeard steampunk. 😀

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  2. Swan Princess and Science Fiction. How would a space villain use science to turn someone (gender-swapped or not!) into an alien creature? And how would that someone turn back?

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  3. Although it’s not actually a fairy tale, I kind of want to write a sci-fi Robin Hood, even though I already wrote a retelling set in the traditional setting.

    If I picked a more proper fairy tale, I’d go with Beauty and the Beast, probably, because I’m fascinated by the themes that could be explored there. While it’s probably technically a kind of fantasy anyway, I think it could be interesting in low or urban fantasy!

    also: I read Waking Beauty in July and I loved it. I read 92 new books in 2015 and yours was one of only three that I gave five stars on Goodreads. 🙂 I’ve been trying to convince friends to read it, which is something I don’t do often! Anyway. ❤

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    • A sci fi Robin Hood – perhaps the rich and the poor are separated by access to technology? Maid Marian is a hacker…

      Congrats on finishing your own traditional setting Robin Hood! Hey, Juliet Marillier and Robin McKinley can write multiple versions of the same fairy tale, so why not you? I want to see that sci fi version now.

      Thanks for your kind comments about Waking Beauty! So glad you enjoyed it and are sharing it with others.

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  4. I’ve actually been playing with the idea of a retelling of Snow White and Rose Red, without Snow White, and told mostly from the Bear-Prince’s point of view. Still fantasy, but more speculative fiction, hopefully.

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