Asian Stories - AtoZ 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Attribute for Story Theme

During the month of April 2017 in the A to Z Blog Challenge, I will tell a story a day, either a folktale, faery tale, legend, myth, or a cautionary tale that fits my AtoZ theme --> for each Asian Story the attribute.


Tiger's Sage, a fast short history of tiger's involvement in mythology,
How Dragons Shaped China, a fast short history of Dragon,
The Lives of God Vishnu, seven avatars of Vishnu and how he protects our world.

The full stories will be on my Wattpad.com site and a Bubble from Bubblish.

twitter - @BobbieTales;
writing blog - BlobBlobandBlogging 
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ESCAPE, the Frog Princess

Read on Wattpad.com
A dark, smelling, cold fog crawled through the Elfin gardens searching. That mess of bitter fog prowled, upturning houses and drown the Elves circle of laughter. Then a humongous uproar blasted, buzzing, and loud an argument heard.Troll Caunte, a sherrie and Troll Grunda Faye disappeared into the PortHold to the InBetween. The bitter fog vanished as well as Hornet Warriors seen at the fight. Then the Queen Mother of the Ponds arrived with the Hornet Warriors for her daughter. Elfin Maeve Lyn and Bowen Fyn travel with the Queen to the Oldest Crone of Spells, to find Vasalisa, the frog, who hides from Ole Fog, the Boneless, Immortal Death. At this time, Prince Ivan also searched for the frog, his wife.
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As all storytellers do an old Russian Folktale is enhanced, embellished, modified, fabricated, and re-imaged into a story for the Elfin Letters.

Monday, March 6, 2017

AtoZ Blog Challenge, Asian Stories

During the month of April 2017 in the A to Z Blog Challenge,
I will write a story a day, either a folktale, faerytale, legend, myth or a cautionary tale that fits my AtoZ theme --> Asian Stories!

My theme is Asian Stories and the attribute for each story, which I told at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum:

Tiger's Sage, a fast short history of tiger's involvement in mythology,
How Dragons Shaped China, a fast short history of Dragon,
The Lives of God Vishnu, seven avatars of Vishnu and how he protects our world.

The full stories will be on my Wattpad.com site.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Interview on wattpad.com

Interview by Seth_Kiven, Cortlan Blakely, on wattpad.com

1) What is your favorite genre to read?
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My favor genre in non-fiction nature, ancient cultures, and modern places, things, and ideas. Non-fiction opens the doors to many possibilities. To balance this genre, I read traditional folktales, faery tales, and legends and myths from around the world.

2) What is your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy is my favorite because I can create a world and characters that fit a theme or premise I want to speak about or prove, and the readers enjoy the metaphors and analogies plus they can view the story through a world they created.

3)   How did you find Wattpad?
 All started out at RedBook, out of San Francisco, one of the first website for authors to show their works, bio, etc. Of course, I was slow and my first book, Rhyonna's Fright, took a long time to write and in the meantime, RedBook (Craigslist owned them) sold to a Canadian company and became wattpad.com as we know it. I came on board as an add-in, 'join or not.' So I joined and has taken me a long time to learn how to use with all the different updates. There is Scribd., which does same and more with a controlled looks and felt hard, too much from too many, so I stayed with Wattpad.com.

4) What are some of your interests outside of Wattpad.com?
My interests outside of wattpad.com. First, is my family, husband, son and daughter their marriage partners, my grandchildren, my brother, his wife, their children, and my pets: dog Elvis, and cats Agarus and Sasha! Next is outside in the air to experience: nature, weather, gardening, walking, and just sitting and working in a garden, which is a form of my exercise. Then my friends are very important; they show what I know and where I’ve been and where I’m going.
  
5) What kind of music do you listen to?
Music, there are so many styles. Music, I think helps with the story theme and genre. For Rhyonna’s Fright, I listened to Celtic and Irish music, which gave a faery feeling; then for the horror scenes Tangerine Orange; the lively scenes Reggae, and for flying a more flighty feeling with NewWave music.

6) What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a famed Artist, in mixed media. When I readied for college, my mom would not hear of me applying to an Art School as a graphic artist, which was not women’s work and would not make money. A teaching certificate was only possible. So, out went the artist in come the teacher! I did take as many art classes as I could. I lasted about 13 years as a teacher: first grade, Kindergarten, art teacher, then a home pre-school teacher. I stuffed art into whatever I taught. Now art is in my writing. Creating is important in our lives and keeps us balanced, no matter what type.

7) Who is your role model or who would you want to be?
My role model was my sixth-grade teacher, Miss Owen; she had an art studio in the back of her room. I started reading then. Who would I be if I could, of course, the altruistic person: professional, considerate, educated, open-minded, cheery, authentic, understanding, trusting, giving value to others, famous, an authority in creativity.

8) In your opinion, what is the coolest thing in the world? (Object, Activity, Person, Place)
The coolest, fun thing in the world is movement: dancing, swimming, walking, skipping, hiking, climbing, sweeping, raking, walking up stairs and down, biking, not running! I wish I could fly. I do fly in my head; most of my dancing, I performed inside my imagination.
 I good!

9) What's the backstory to ‘Rhyonna’s Fright’?
When I was a child in Colorado Springs, CO, I live by Fountain Creek, which is now a freeway. My brother and I with friends would swing across the creek on metal cables hung in the cottonwood trees by the workers who laid the Golden Cycle Railroad from the mill up to Cripple Creek, CO where the gold was. The mill then closed was on the hill up beyond the creek, now with houses sitting on moving sand from the milling. At the creek, the faeries flutter with the other woodland spirits beside horses, frogs, snakes, birds and the little minions that lived there. That is where I met my faery who has traveled with me. I got her on paper after about 35 years of trying to get her to settle, which she did on a dandelion, and her name became Rhyonna.

10) Why do you like to write on Wattpad.com, and what drives you to finish?
The community talks to each other with personal comments. One wonderful place to meet all ages, all genres --> writers, all wording rough draft stories. My followers drive me to a finish a book because they are interested in reading, vote, and leave constructive comments, must different that other social media sites.

 Seth_Kiven’, Cortlan Blakely, on wattpad.com receive Rhyonna’s Fright FREE from Smashwords.com  with the code, ZN72G (not case-sensitive). 


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

WATCH THIS!


And the STORY goes . . .
BEWARE! of the critic - your critic!

This is my slide video on my channel on BobbieTales youtude.com about storytelling --> my challenge for you to share a story! Watch, then put a description and link in 'Post a comment' to share the story that you wrote, told or have on video.