Notes The Writing Process (Contains Spoilers)
for reading my story, I hope you enjoyed it and are
looking forward to reading more of my books. I have
many available spanning a wide variety of genres.
This brief summarisation of my writing contains
spoilers so if you havent read the story yet
please dont read any further.
This trilogy originally started out
as a single book, known simply as Fairy Girl,
published in printed form and sold via Lulu
Publishing. As time went on I realised I wanted to
continue her adventures so wrote two sequels. The
original last line I was a gargoyle was
removed for it didnt quite fit in with the rest
of the story and some readers were confused by it.
Gargoyles are ugly after all yet Fairy Girl isnt.
For this web story Ive placed the line back in
for gives a nice ending twist.
I got the
initial idea for Fairy Girl while reading about the
statues that had been taken down from my local market
to protect them from damage during the war, then
being mislaid never to be seen again. I imagined them
hidden away somewhere in someones back garden
covered with green moss and bird droppings. I also
discovered online that there are such things as fairy
conventions where people meet and dress in costume.
It was fascinating to see photos of full grown adults,
male and female, dressed as fairies. That gave me the
main idea for the plotline.
second story, Cheeky Monkey, I wanted to follow the
story pretty much directly where the first left off
but change the focus upon other characters giving
Veronique and the three wise monkeys more of a role
within the plot. I also slowed the overall pace of
the story down to add a lot more detail to Fairy Girls
feelings as to what was going on around her. I also
wanted to show what was happening when she
communicated telepathically as it was something she
often did in the first book but was never given
enough detail. The plotline of the original story
constantly hinted as to what Fairy Girl and her
fellow guardians truly were, leading up to a dramatic
twist at the end, but with that fact already
established right from the outset of this story I was
able to focus upon other aspects of her personality.
story, Guardian Nymph, was already planned while
writing the second book with hints as to its plotline
already put in place long before I even started to
write it. My original intention was to set it during
the spring but I needed to add a plot device to have
less people around as well as a reason for her to
crash into the river. It was also the winter when I
wrote it so describing the cold weather didnt
take much imagination.
character development, as well as aspects of her life,
have changed a lot within these three short stories.
She originally never spoke a single word yet
eventually was speaking verbally with other
characters. Her name was also revealed including,
only recently discovered by her, what kind of life
form she really is. Character development is
important but Im also aware that some readers
can be put off when characters change too much. So Ive
decided to keep these stories as a trilogy and not
write a fourth.
Sixty-six and ninety-nine are what
writers use to describe the types of quotation mark.
You may have noticed computers only have one key for
the double quotation mark, a remnant from the days of
typewriters, yet modern computers have multiple fonts
and a variety of punctuation symbols. Ive kept
this web story in the standard Times New Roman font,
have made sure to use curved apostrophes, and use
sixty-six & ninety-nine quotations. I feel its
an easier read that way.
like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you
to all my test readers and reviewers at Lulu
Publishings forums for letting me bounce my
ideas off you as well as giving me tips. If it wasnt
for you I would still be struggling with my first
information about me, the writer, as well as a lot of
other free stories visit my website. Theres
also an interactive story called A Fairy Tale based
upon this book.
Information: The stories on this website
were created by Raymond Johnson. Feel free to
download, copy, redistribute, repackage, print out,
steal ideas from, make fan fiction of, and pretty
much do whatever you see fit with them. Just dont
sell them please.