I love Disney.
Not in an obsessed, thousands of cuddly toy, merchandise way (although I did work for The House of Mouse for four years). I love it in an enjoy the story kinda way.
I was born in the 80's, so it makes sense that some of the first films I saw were Disney. I can remember seeing Bambi with my mum on a re-release when I was five!
And I was hooked.
Maybe it's the inner child in me? Maybe I'm a sucker for a song? Perhaps it's my love of art and animation breaking to the surface? There is just something about the classic storytelling I enjoy.
Lets face it, those guys and gals know how to tell a story.
Now, admittedly, they have the foundations laid out for them. The rich history of fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin.
See, even Disney 'borrow' ideas from other authors!
Their heroines, hero's -even their villains -are fleshed out and fully developed. They have back story, hopes, dreams and, sometimes, even a song telling us what they want.
But the ones who we find out the most about are the princesses. Yup, those feisty doe-eyed beauties with their needs and vulnerabilities.
Ever want to know what a Disney gal wants? Check out her song.
So, if you are ever stuck, maybe you just need an "I'm wishing" song. It doesn't have to be for your character either. Here's my writer wishing song in a Belle style.
"I want want my novels in the great wide somewhere,
I want all my books to sell,
I want to touch my fans,
I want to write the best I can,
I have themes, and scenes and plots and plans."
Go on, you know you want too write one too. :)
Happy Friday everyone.