Friday, December 11, 2009

Let's Live Vicariously!

Morning Folks,

Goodness! What is it about other people's blogs that gets my ideas going? I have to give credit to Marsha, because her blog post on writers being "liars" triggered this idea:

My comment [on Marsha's blog] talked about the fact that I can't resist writing fiction. As a little girl I used to love fairy tales (I still do, to be honest) and always wanted to be a fairy tale princess and so now vicariously, through my stories, I'm able to be a princess, a witch (Conjure A Man), and a shape shifter of sorts (Surreal). How cool is that?

Makes you wonder at the possibilities.

I mean look at J.K. Rowling. She got to be a wizard and witches (Harry Potter), Stephenie Meyer got to be a new form of vampire and werewolf--plus an alien life form (The Twilight Saga, The Host). Gail Carson Levine took up fairy tales and became Ella (Ella Enchanted) and several other people (Fairest, Ever)--including the well-meaning, but mistake-prone fairy, Lucinda (The Fairy's Mistake).

What about Robin McKinley? She became her title character, Sunshine, among others. (Sunshine, A Door In The Hedge, The Outlaws Of Sherwood, Spindle's End, Beauty: A Retelling Of Beauty & The Beast; to name a few).

Ciara Gold took a trip in a ship across her universe where there's colored rocks and dragons. (Celestial Dragon)

Kim Lenox became a new form of mortals who look after the Inner Realm, and "reclaim" deteriorated human souls. (including Jack The Ripper in Night Falls Darkly) (She has another story in that series, So Still The Night).

So, what have you gotten to be [vicariously] from writing your stories?

Have A Fabulous Friday!


Marsha Sigman said...

Thanks for the shout out, Bethany! I am glad that I inspire!ha I have had the fun of being a 4th grader again, a werewolf, and a very gifted teenager with secret abilities. My characters are wayyyy cooler than me.

bethanyintexas said...


Never happened, they aren't cooler than you! After all, YOU created them :-) Enjoy yourself :-)

Ciara Gold said...

Ha ha. I've been living with dragons again. Whoop. I finished my third sci-fi fantasy book and am about to send to my editor as soon as I finish typing here. LOL. Too fun.

bethanyintexas said...


Sounds good! I don't have an E-reader (yet) so I wait for them to get in print. :-) Thanks for dropping by!