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The story that has no name
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:07:02 AM »
In the middle of doing other things, a new fairy tale ust came to me fully formed - it was one of those deals where all I had to do was write it down. (Don't you love it when this happens?) The trouble is, it doesn't fit into any of the other projects I have going, and at the moment I can't imagine where it would fit.

So I've decided to make it a present to anyone who writes a review, and emails me the link to the review.

The secons problem is, I can't think of a good tite for the story.

It starts in a very traditional kingdom, where the king and queen have a baby girl and invite all the fairies in the kingdom to the christening. They even take care to invite the 13th fairy, because they don;t want to insult her and have the baby cursed.  This consideration miffs the 13th fairy, vecause she had a really great curse imagined, and since she's actually been invited, now she can't use the curse. So her gift (after all the traditional ones like beauty, grace, charm, etc are given) is that the princess shall always be herself.

The curse works itself out in some interesting ways, and ultimately she helps her favored suiter (who was not her parent;s choice, because he's only a minstrel) kill the dragon, and they all lived happily ever after.

I'm currently calling it the 13th Fairy, but that's not really a good title for it.  Calling it "The nontraditional Princess" is closer, but rather gives away too much of the story.

Can anyone help me with a good title?

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
The 13th Fairy is a MUCH better title than The Nontraditional Princess. It's far more intriguing.

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 09:38:24 AM »
I actually like the 13th fairy. It makes me want to know why the 13th fairy is so important. Also, I really like the premise of the story. Sounds like a fun twist on the cursing/fairy blessing of a princess. Thems my thoughts.

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 09:43:10 AM »
I'd call it "The curse of the 13th fairy" but that totally doesn't fit the mood of the story. (Although it would make a good title for another story. hmmmmm)

Trouble is, the 13th fairy shows up once, makes her pronouncement, and then goes off stage and is never heard from again. that title implies that the story is about the 13th fairy, and it really isn't. (But that, too, would be a fun story to write...)

I actually like the 13th fairy. It makes me want to know why the 13th fairy is so important. Also, I really like the premise of the story. Sounds like a fun twist on the cursing/fairy blessing of a princess. Thems my thoughts.

Oddly, it feels like this may be the best thing I've ever written.  Write me a review, and I'll send you a copy <g>

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:44:46 AM »
Another vote for 'The 13th fairy' it's intriguing. She is the reason the story happens, after all.

Edit, given your post: What about 'The 13th Gift'?
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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 09:53:15 AM »
The Curious Curse of the Piqued Pixie
I'm currently an over the road truck driver, frequently found at the end of a 400 to 500 mile day trying to peck out one to two thousand words on a new book. I'm an Army paratrooper with a background in intelligence operations. I spent six years in Iraq and Afghanistan, in uniform and out. Currently, my greatest challenges are black ice, lake effect snow, and uploading word documents to the ebook format, all equally treacherous endeavors.
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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 10:05:38 AM »
Or, Piqued Pixies and Curious Curses.  Bizarre boon, bewildering blessing.

I'm currently an over the road truck driver, frequently found at the end of a 400 to 500 mile day trying to peck out one to two thousand words on a new book. I'm an Army paratrooper with a background in intelligence operations. I spent six years in Iraq and Afghanistan, in uniform and out. Currently, my greatest challenges are black ice, lake effect snow, and uploading word documents to the ebook format, all equally treacherous endeavors.
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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 11:19:41 AM »
I really like "13th Fairy" It resonates like Seventh Son or Fifth Element. I raises questions and opens possibilities. The number 13 makes me think this fairy is outside the norm of a typical dozen so bad things can happen.

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 01:01:12 PM »
The Thirteenth Fairy's Gift

Wonky Blessings

The Curse Will Out

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 02:41:53 PM »
I love your writing. I'd be happy to read and review this book. :)

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 03:25:05 PM »
What is the name of the princess? If her name is Princess Blue, I'd go with True Blue.. :D
I'm seriously doubting that is her name...but I think that might help us come up with more title options!

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2015, 03:39:04 PM »
I'm aiming for May 1, but with all the prblems I've been having, that date is fluid.

I'll announce it on my email list if you care to join.

I'm glad you love my books.  What does your daughter say, or is she too young for them yet?

(Keep telling me you love them - my confidence always needs boosting.)

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2015, 04:53:58 PM »
I'm aiming for May 1, but with all the prblems I've been having, that date is fluid.

I'll announce it on my email list if you care to join.

I'm glad you love my books.  What does your daughter say, or is she too young for them yet?

(Keep telling me you love them - my confidence always needs boosting.)

I signed up for your newsletter. I'm about to get very busy with both life and writing. If I miss the announcement, feel free to contact me to read and review your new book. I'd love to do it! I have two grown sons, the youngest in his junior year of college. I was telling my older son about Heart of Rock in a telephone conversation the other night when I was telling him about all the great indie books I had read the past few days. :)

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2015, 05:11:48 PM »
The 13th Fairy is an awesome title. I wouldn't worry about the limited stage time of that character. They influence the entire story. The 13th Fairy is a unique and memorable title. By the way, I have always loved your covers.


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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 06:04:57 PM »
thank you.  I'm very fortunate in my cover artist. Plus, Todd's a good friend - I couldn't afford him otherwise!

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Re: The story that has no name
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 09:28:35 PM »
13th fairy works great.   
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