This book is bargain priced from 12/18/2013 until 02/14/2014
Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So, strip bare your assumptions, open your mind and see these tales told like never before.
CINDERS: What if Cinderella was hired to assassinate the prince?
Quote: “Death by god or death by man… but never as a sister of the Black House!”
Please note that this is a short-fiction piece (approx. 28 pages or 10k words) and only a taste of things to come…
(Suggested for Mature Readers, 17 and up)
Targeted Age Group: 17-45
Book Price: $0.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I truly believe that Genre really doesn’t exist all that much. Genre is really just a category system people created so they could remember where to find their favourite things. Take Sensitive Male Heroes for example. Those guys are usually found in Romance novels or Dramas. It’s a mental note for all those who love them, of where to find them. I say this is rubbish. Experiment. Create something new, put a Romantic Hero in a zombie novel. Put the deeply emotional mother-daughter conflict in the middle of a space opera. Okay, on second thought those sound like terrible ideas – let’s make them all cats. There. Much better.
The genre that ‘Cinders’ falls into is technically fantasy, as it is based off of the classic Cinderella tale, but it also fits the historical fiction and drama categories. Take the plunge. Tell me what you think.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Do. Not. Quit.
V.M. Sawh was born in South America and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He’s had pen and paper in his hand since he was 6 years old and his first trilogy of novels was completed at age 16. Despite the urgings of his Writer’s Craft professor, he didn’t publish at the time. He’s spent the years between then and now honing his craft and engaging in all manner of geeky pursuits including assembling a ridiculous collection of graphic novels, anime and movies.
In a fit of ill-advised ambition, he recently built his own computer which took him a year to assemble because as one computer expert put it: “You got the parts from Ferrari, Lamborghini & Boeing and then tried to make them talk to one another.” Several explosions and bouts of linguistic extravagance (that would make sailors blush) later he’d assembled a behemoth that still kicks all kinds of ass.
It is on said behemoth that he currently writes his newest collection of tales. He often fears that if he doesn’t write, the characters in his head will sing Barbara Streisand songs to him non-stop until their stories are told.
He currently resides in Markham, Ontario, Canada with his lovely wife-to-be, Kristin and his devoted lover-of-tummy-rubs, Beatrix the cat.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
‘Cinders’ was an idea based off a piece of classical Japanese music where I improvised an opening scene and then an entire story during a car ride with my wife. That idea possessed me so much that I just HAD to get it down on paper.
Well, not paper, because I’m not writing it longhand with a quill pen, and my calligraphy sucks, but you get the idea. Take that, cliche!