“Fun With Thornspell” Reprise
Last Thursday I launched a “Fun With Thornspell” month—basically I told you how I had gotten itchy fingers over my holidays and thought how cool it would be to have some short story fun with the Thornspell characters right here on the blog. And even more fun if you were to tell me the Thornspell character you would most like to have a standalone short story written for, or about—as well as why, based on that character’s exploits in the Thornspell story.
I also said that I’ll be keeping the opportunity going over the next month through until September 1, with a Fun with Thornspell feature every Thursday in which I’ll be exploring some aspect of the book from my point of view as the author. And at the end of that time three judges will be deciding on the very best “why” put forward—and I will then write a story for that character and post it right here on the blog, with a personal dedication to the nominator!
Plus if any of the commenters are 1) pupils at either primary/intermediate/secondary school; and ii) enter the name of their school in their comment, they will go into a draw to win one of 3 copies of Thornspell for their school library. So if you’re at school or know someone who is, do spread the word.
So that’s what we’re doing—and there’s already a fantastic start on comments and character nominations, with some really great suggestions for possible short stories, on last Thursday’s post, here.
On Thursday, I also pointed you to the Thornspell website, where every image conceals a quote from the book. But just to get even more in the spirit, here’s a reprise on the video clip of my Thornspell reading at ConText (the National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention held over Queen’s Birthday weekend this year.)
And I hope to do a few more of these for you before the month is out. So keep those character and short story suggestions coming.