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?