It is very easy for writers to get obsessed with one particular genre but what happens if that obsession gets out of control?
Here are some signs to watch out for if you think you are getting carried away with the fairy tale literary genre:
- You start all conversations with “once upon a time…..”
- You have lively and animated discussions with animals and birds. Sometimes you break into song mid conversation.
- In fairy tale land you are either very wealthy or desperately poor. So you alternate your daily life between the two. Rags to riches one day and riches to rags the next.
- Marrying royalty feels like the norm for you.
- Your friendship circle contains some magical helpers, but you are always on the look out for more.
- You have moved to an enchanted and idyllic setting with some impressive floral displays.
- You have identified some of your relatives as evil and have taken precautions. You have made it known that you will no longer accept apple based gifts, go on trips into a dark forest and refrain from any form of sewing with a sharp needle in the presence of these family members.
- Fairies, trolls, goblins, ogres, old witches in woods and dwarfs live alongside you in your enchanted setting.
- You know that with the help of a fairy godmother you could look amazing and pull any handsome prince / beautiful princess. Sigh!
- Every day you encounter terrible bad luck but what keeps you going is that soon you will be rewarded with a happy marriage to a member of royalty.
- You enter all social occasions on a white horse with flowers in your hair.
- If you are feeling lonely you head down to your pond and start frantically kissing frogs in the hope that a physical transformation will take place.
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