It's so exciting! Funny Fairy Tales is going on its first blog tour.
Today, we have three stops. This one is with the amazing Danita Minnis:
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Today, we are featuring another exciting interview:
1. Woohoo! You are a published author. Describe a strong character trait you possess, good or bad, and how it helped you become a published author. Thank you. I say, “be impatient – just go for it, don’t wait for anything because if you don’t try, the answer is always no.” I didn’t know what I was doing when I started, and I got it wrong, but then I listened to advice and that’s how I learned. I think looking at life as an opportunity and trying new things is a strong character trait.
2. Sometimes an author begins writing a story before they are aware of its genre. Did you choose your genre, or did it choose you? It definitely chose me. I’ve always loved magic and mystery. Funny Fairy Tales really started a few years ago, when I created a new version of Snow White for a Friend’s kid and she loved it. Then I thought, why not write it as an adult version and send it to a friend to make her laugh! A couple of month ago, I started creating Funny Fairy Tales as a new type of book – it works like an app and feels like someone is telling you the story. They are also a very quick read, like something you read on the plane or waiting for the train. I’m so happy I got to read so many fairy tales growing up. I love this genre.
3. The plot thickens, or does it? Which one are you, a pantser or a plotter? Definitely a plotter. Once I have the plan, things change and I go with it. It’s also important that I laugh as I write, otherwise it wouldn’t be creative enough, and that’s when I get my new ideas, that weren’t part of the original plan.
4. Fear 101: As writers it is our duty to make our characters face their fears. Have you ever included one of your own fears in a storyline? Yes, I did. I think there is a fear of adventure itself, which is what makes us so excited when we head out into the unknown. All my characters have to face this fear, but Cinderella has to face it the most, because she starts from the smallest place and has to grow in order to be free.
5. Fear 102: Yes, deadlines are terrifying. Have you conquered the juggling act between writing and the rest of your life? What do you do when it feels like the balls are dropping all around you? Lol. It’s an adventure! I try to always keep a realistic point of view about what this demands. Some days just have long hours, but then I take a day off when I need a break.
6. Switch positions with one of your main characters in a scene. What is the outcome, disaster or divine intervention? Hmm, I’m going to switch places with Red Riding. the night she has the long conversation with the Wolf. I get to know him better. I get to remember him and all the things he represents. Maybe I even ask to keep in touch…
7. Where is your favorite place to write? Add that one comfort food that you can’t do without. I like to write at home, near the window, in the light. And… strawberries. I can’t live without strawberries!
8. Writing inspirations? Grimm and Disney, but mostly life. I based my characters on people I know who inspire me and I could learn from.
9. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? I am going back in time to meet Jack London, who wrote Call of the Wild, and I ask him all about his adventures in the freezing expeditions and how it all inspired him to write.
10. I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t. I am a hiker, which is my favorite thing in the world. I sometimes go alone and that’s where some of my stories start. I just look around me at all the beautiful wild mystery that is nature, and all the magical creatures come to life.
Let the tale begin!