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Little Red Riding Hood Inspired Short Story

Silverweed Muffins (2008), was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood from Children’s and Household Tales. (Brothers Grimm, Germany: 1812) which in turn inspired my YA novel, Silverweed : a supernatural fairy tale. Silverweed Muffins by Dorlana Vann Swiss drove like mad in his little red car, down into the valley, down the narrow winding roads, …

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Fairy Tale Inspired (silly) Poem, Little Liar

Little Liar was inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Joseph Cundall Treasury of Pleasure Books for Young Children. London:1850 Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith: 1916 Little Liar is a poem from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales.

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Zombies + Beauty & the Beast = There’s no Cure for Dead

  Short Story There’s No Cure for Dead by Dorlana Vann She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening her jaw, before she spoke. “You can’t be serious. Marriage is no longer something we can consider.” He stood far away, at the other end of the long, formal dining room table. He …

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Cinderella Inspired Paranormal Short Story

Midnight by Dorlana Vann   “All black doesn’t suit you,” Dominick said. “I think you should choose softer more delicate colors.” “Delicate?” I said. “Seriously, do I look delicate?” He grinned like he had me all figured out. “Tuh … You are such an idiot.” When I spun to leave his presence, he grabbed hold …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Short Story: There’s no Cure for Dead

I’m going to post some of my darker (yet fun) short stories for Halloween.  This is the first one (It has gone through a couple of title changes). Can you guess which fairy tale it was inspired by before you get to the last line?  There’s No Cure for Dead By Dorlana Vann  She opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, loosening …

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Blogging at Soul Mate Publishing About Building a Novel

Click on over to Soul Mate Publishing and check out my post about how to write a novel using, what I call, The Building method.  This technique builds inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, from the ground up.  Below is the example of how I used the technique for one of my young adult novels, …

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