Being “a writer”

young-writerI’ve always dabbled in writing fiction, but recently I’ve started to identify myself as “a writer” alongside being “a mother”, “a student”, and all the other labels that apply! I’ve found the change in mindset to be extremely helpful in terms of both inspiration and productivity. I’m a writer, therefore I can and do write!

I’ve started work on a collection of short stories I’m calling Aftermath. It will be the what-happens-next of fairytales, only none of them will be happily-ever-after. They all focus on the darker themes or more depressing (realistic!) possibilities of life after the fairytale. I’ve got post-traumatic stress, suicide, abusive marriages, and more. I’m loving the “research”: reading fairytales!

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4 thoughts on “Being “a writer”

  1. Melissa says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun.

    Have you heard of the Chapter Book Challenge? We put together an anthology of fractured fairy tales this year & it was a lot of fun.

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about your collection & reading it when it’s launched.

    • stace8383 says:

      I hadn’t heard of it, but I just googled it – a book in a month. I’ve done NaNoWriMo a couple of times – that’s 50,000 words in a month – but not successfully since having kids!

  2. Mary Horsfall says:

    I love the concept and am sure the stories will be great.

  3. KezUnprepared says:

    That sounds like such an awesome concept!! I would totally read those (and I don’t really read much fiction anymore)! I have decided to call myself a writer, just because I have my blog and because it’s been a passion all my life. It gives me another hat to wear besides SAHM and while I’m not paid to do it at this point in my life, it does bring me joy and I’m able to share it with (a tiny section of) the world 🙂

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