Monday, June 29, 2015

Roogleood Brainstorming: Part 3

It hasn't even been a whole month since the contest was announced, but I know several of you have started on your stories.
Today I want to talk about Sleeping Beauty herself. I have heard that it's the characters that make a retelling so appealing. And I'm not just talking about Rooglewood retellings. How many times have you read a boy meets girl type of story? Or watched an asteroid-hits-earth type of movie? The plots are very similar; it's the characters that make it new and fresh.  Am I right?
Your characters are going to be unique because YOU wrote them. And you're pulling from your own set of experiences and relationships to create them.
So tell me about your heroine - what is she like?


  1. Very true, what you said.
    My heroine is still rather fuzzy; I think she's being formed by my story rather than the other way around, which so far, I'm fine with.
    For now, she's kind of a naive, determined adventurer. Optimistically starry-eyed and all that. But she also has a depressive streak that confuses me. Oh well. :) I've got a while to get everything all figured out!

  2. It's true. We have plenty of time. And, like you, I have a better idea of who my characters are AFTER I am well into the story.
    Your heroine sounds like she has a lot of potential. I look forward to hearing more about her as she develops!

  3. Ooh, let's see. My heroine is a very determined and adventurous girl. She's quite stubborn, too, and she won't let anything stop her from achieving something. This also makes her rather impatient. She's also the kind of person that hides her emotions when she's upset.

  4. Nice development, Ana! I am looking forward to meeting her in your story!