What will you do when you grow up?

I’m gonna write epic books!

Books like Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter, that take kids on great voyages through time and space on to complete dangerous quests.

Thanks to friend and blogger, Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog for sending me a terrific post by Bryn Donovan.

Bryn lists 15 Great Plots from European Mythology and Ancient Literature and suggests we consider making them our own. To rewrite them with a modern twist, with a different time and place. It’s been done many times, think Romeo and Juliet. And I can’t begin to count how many times Cinderella has been rewritten.glasshighheel-300px

Ever thought about writing a story differently?

AJ-Books-2-300pxA movie, TV show, Bible story, children’s rhyme, murder mystery, or a ghost story?

I love the idea of taking an old idea and making it mine. It’s not as simple as it sounds.

How about you? What type of story would you like to retell?

Be sure and click on the link above to read the entire article. You might just get a great idea for a new book or short story.

I’d love to hear from you! Click the “write me” tab or contact me on Twitter @jeancogdell, Facebook at jean.cogdell and Amazon.com, stop by and say hey! The lights are on and I’m waiting.

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