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Little Red Riding Hood Recommendations

The Fairytale: The big bad wolf is the villain in many fairytales. The wolf is dangerous and cunning. He is a beast of prey ready to eat those who are too trusting. In “Little Red Riding Hood” he deceives her not once but twice. First when she encounters him on the walk through the woods…

12+ Recommendations for 12 Dancing Princesses

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” is a lesser known fairytale from the Grimm Brothers. It is also known as “The Worn-Out Shoes” or “The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces.” One of the most popular adaptations is the Barbie movie from 2006: Barbie in 12 Dancing Princesses. I had never heard of the fairytale until I…

Alesha’s Secret Sauce: Recipe for a Rough Draft

Ingredients: One intriguing idea A healthy heap of excitement A daily dose of writing A dash of direction *Warning: Turn OFF the editing brain. It is not yet time to bake. Instructions: Begin with one intriguing idea. Ideas are flourishing everywhere, ripe for the picking, if you know where to look for them. They are…

Four Tips for Aspiring Authors

1. Write!  I know this sounds obvious, but all your ideas will remain just that—ideas, until you set pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and write it down. We make time for the things that are important to us. If writing a book in important to you, make the time. I carry a notebook…

Accidental Author

I never set out to be an author. The whole thing happened quite by accident. In fact, if you had asked me what I wanted to be as a child, an author would have been the last thing on my mind. Don’t get me wrong I loved stories, at least in the form of dramatic…


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