Kate G. Jameson

Fairy Tales and Fantasy


Kate G Jameson

Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast


I finally finished my review of Beauty and the Beast! You can find the original tale here.

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What’s your favorite zeugma?

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NaNo 2016: Week 1

It’s November 5 and National Novel Writing Month is in full swing. My project for the month (which has the oh-so-creative working title of The Dancer) is coming along pretty well. I’m over 2,000 words in at this point, which I’m taking as a success, considering I work 40 hours a week. Most of my writing is taking place in the evenings and, hopefully, over the weekends. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far, considering I went in with little more than a premise and a vague idea of where I wanted it to go.

I’ve also made the executive decision to not do any videos this month. I’ll still post at least once a week, but filming, editing, and uploading videos cuts into my already limited free time and I’d rather use that time to write this month.

Not to worry though, I’ve already got some fun videos planned for December.

Until next time, word nerds!

NaNo Decision

(Sidenote: I had all this recorded, but my weekend’s been a little crazy so I haven’t had a chance to edit and upload it. I figured it would be fatster to just type this.)

It’s almost November, the time of year when writers go crazy (well, crazier than usual).

National Novel Writing Month.

We writers shorten it to NaNoWriMo (or just plain NaNo). You might recall that two years ago, I participated in NaNo for the first time. I managed to hit the 50,000 word mark that year (though I didn’t finish the manuscript until later) and I couldn’t believe how well the process worked. I had been working on that manuscript (both planning and writing) for almost two years and in the space of two or three months, I had a completed manuscript. I had never finished a book  before (despite having more ideas than I know what to do with) and I was so excited after I finished NaNo.

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Do Your Research: Submission Series

It’s that time again, my friends. Time for me to sit at my desk, pull out the last month’s worth of story manuscripts, and wade through some very. . . interesting submissions. And you lovely word nerds get to benefit from my experiences.

That’s right, it’s part two of the submission series!

Today’s topic is all about doing your research. I mentioned this in my first post, Crafting Your Cover Letter. And something that you’ll notice is that a lot of these tips tie in together. I mentioned that research was important in creating a cover letter. But it’s also key in knowing where to submit and how to tweak your work.

And that’s what I’m going to talk about today.

I’ll break it into two major points.

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The Fairy Godmother Problem

I share what I really think about Cinderella’s fairy godmother.

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Wild Animals and Making Friends

I’ve had a very interesting week.

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Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads

Hey there word nerds! I’m back with more fun fairy tale facts! Today we’re looking at Charles Perrault’s “Diamonds and Toads”.

“Diamonds and Toads”, or “Les Fées” (The Fairies) as it was originally titled in French, was written by Charles Perrault and included in Andrew Lang’s translation of Perrault’s stories called The Blue Fairy Book (1889). You can find the text for free online, though, if you’re interested in reading it.

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Writing Rejection Letters

I had to do something new at work last week: write rejection letters. It was a lot harder than I thought.

Until next time, word nerds!

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