Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The Legend of the Green Man


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Alex's Insecure Writers Support Group Want to Know: Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

Yes, to both questions. Having spent years taking groups of children to Tong Church and drawing and painting and modelling the medieval carvings of the Green Man, this activity became the children's book 'Thin Time',  the time when, at Halloween, the veil between our world, and the world of the Snake-Dragon and a five hundred year old tomb dog, becomes thin. 

10 comments:

  1. It is so wonderful that the writer in us can take everyday things and see a story.

    Teresa

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  2. Hi Carole Anne - that's wonderful ... here's to 'Thin Time' ... the Green Man as a child would entice me ... with a Snake Dragon and a 500 year old tomb dog becoming thin - ideal! Cheers Hilary

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  3. What an amazing trigger for a book. Love it. And the title and concept Thin Time are both enticing.

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  4. I've always found the Green Man intriguing. Good for you for finding inspiration in that leafy countenance.

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  5. That makes perfect sense. The photo on the left is fascinating, as is the one on the right. Even I would look at those two photos and want more.

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  6. Wow! What a fascinating premise for a story. I love your artwork. All best to you!

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  7. Carole, you artwork is splendid on all your books. Bravo, my dear!

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  8. That's definitely a unique inspiration! What an interesting carving!

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The Legend of the Green Man

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