Tag Archives: contemporary fairy tale

Writing Diary #7 & a Short Story


Now that the first book in my Trouble with Men series has launched I can focus more on my other projects. I’ve been working on the edits I received from my editor for book 2, The Trouble with Scarecrows, and I’m also working on the 2nd draft of my YA fairy tale inspired novel – …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #3


June 15 – June 21 Not a lot of words written last week – but I feel I needed this time to get my thoughts together. So you can guess what my goal is for this week – type, type, type … Trouble with Men Series book #3 – words written: 779 When I opened …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #2


June 8 – June 14 As you see below, I kind of favored one book over the other last week. Trouble with Men Series book #3 – words written: 807 Hopefully, I’ll get back to it sometime this week, but I have a final scene in the other book that I have to finish. YA …

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My Poor Neglected Back-Burner Story


I started writing the rough draft for my Hansel and Gretel inspired young adult book back in February 2010. I’ve worked on it off and on throughout the years – although most of 2014 past without me even opening the file – but my progress keeps getting interrupted by different projects, like in 2012 when …

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Fairy Tale Short Story Inspired by “Jorinda and Joringel”


Quiet on the Nightingale Fairy Tale inspired (Jorinda and Joringel) short story from Dorlana’s collection Supernatural Fairy Tales Before climbing aboard the Nightingale, a 60-foot yacht, Jake listened for a second to make sure its owner, Richard King, slept. From the cockpit, Jake climbed the stairs to the upper aft deck, and with little effort, he opened the glass …

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Free Fairy Tale Inspired YA by Dorlana Vann


Inspired by the classic fairy tale Rapunzel and sprinkled with the question: What if the school’s misfits discovered a way to use mind control in order to become the popular group? The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann (Fairy Tale inspired Young Adult ages 13+) Skater and reformed geek, Tanner Dobbs, soon learns that his …

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The Princes of Tangleforest Chapter 1


How do you change Frogs Nerds into Princes the popular kids ? The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann (Fairy Tale inspired Young Adult) The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann  Chapter 1 Although the girly-girl-filled lunch table buzzed with excitement over the cute new guy with the mess of blond waves, Julia Webster tried to ignore …

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