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Kate G. Jameson

Fairy Tales and Fantasy

Myth or Magic: A Castle in Ruins

I’m reviving all my favorite series! That’s right, Myth or Magic is back again!

“The princess and the people in the castle fall into a sleep for 100 years, but what happens to all the food in the castle, or the furniture, or the castle walls? Wouldn’t it all decay and rot away? What kind of condition would the castle be in after 100 years being exposed to the elements with no upkeep or repairs?” -Kat

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The Sleeping Beauty by John Collier

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Making Progress

The Follow-Through Problem

Here’s the deal, friends. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in 1st grade. I started writing my first book in middle school. That was more than 10 years ago (and isn’t that weird to think about!) and in that time I’ve only finished two manuscripts. Now, that’s not to say it should only take certain amount of time to finish a manuscript (it’s different for every person). And two finished manuscripts are nothing to sneeze at.

No, the problem is the fact that in that time, I’ve had a lot more than two ideas. And I’ve not finished them before I move on to the next one.

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Fossil Words

A Diamond in the Rough

Dear Fairy Godmother,

I’m under a lot of pressure. I have to almost single-handedly choose who’s going to take over my father’s company. I’ve met a lot of decent candidates, but none of them seem to be the right fit. How do I separate the power-hungry from the diamonds in the rough?

Sincerely,

A Picky Princess

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Kate Reviews: Aladdin (2019)

I saw Disney’s new Aladdin  last week!

Until next time, word nerds!

Evolution of Fairy Tales: Aladdin

Yeah, I don’t really remember how I usually open these things. I guess we’ll just jump right in!

Aladdin! The Arabian folktale made famous by Disney’s 1992 animated movie (and the comic genius, Robin Williams, who voiced the genie). The remake came out last weekend and one of my friends asked me to do an “Evolution of” about the story. So, here you go!

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Conferences and Manuscripts

Hey, look who’s back!

Until next time, word nerds!

The Problem With Little Things

If there’s one unspoken rule in writing, it’s that first drafts are inevitably awful.

And it makes sense. First drafts are often an outpouring of half-formed ideas and random plot points. So when you start editing, it can be messy.

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