StellaThomas wrote:Hey @inkdreams! Retellings are my favourite, to both read and write. Silk, one of my WIPs, is a retelling of Beauty & The Beast.I don't really have any advice on how, to be honest, they just sort of happen. I think you need to ask yourself a few questions about it though to get you started:1) how faithful to the original do you plan on being? What would you change?2) what setting are you going to use - is this going to be set in Ancient Greece or elsewhere/in a different time?3) how is magic going to work there (is there magic or is it replaced by something else)?4) what perspective are you going to use - Perseus, Medusa, or somebody else?Among my favourite retellings are:1) The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. A very faithful retelling.2) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - completely different setting of four different fairytales, set in the future. 3) Circe by Madeline Miller, a very faithful retelling with a reworked ending.I recommend that you read some retellings as inspiration and research - Circe is definitely a good one for you if you haven't read it before because like Medusa, Circe is a female villain from Greek mythology and it's a really, really excellent book.Sorry I don't have more advice, but I would love to read it if you post any!
StellaThomas wrote:I'm glad I could help!
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