Just doing the Fantasy Assignment for Writing for Children module with the OCA and it's so nice to revisit fairytales and myths etc. I have found it quite hard to write a story of my own invention in this genre but fascinating all the same. Trying to think of appropriate character names, places. What my fantasy creatures look like. What sort of a world they live in.
It came to me while looking at different stories that, I absolutely loved 'The Ugly Duckling' story by Hans Christian Anderson as a child. I think everyone can relate to that. I think we all feel like the Ugly Duckling at some point in our lives.
Getting ready to meet someone you really fancy for the first time.
Comparing yourself to your best friend when going out for a night on the town or a party.
I realised quite a long time ago, after years of worrying about it, that the 'swan' is not what people see on the outside of a person but what they see inside.
I'm still looking for the swan in me which may be a bit of a wild goose chase now that I am in my sixties but I am definitely enjoying the journey.
back to my research for fantasy writing. I found a list of unusual place names in Britain that had me howling out loud with laughter at times. Have a look and see what you think.