Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another Intro Post...

So so so.

I'm another teenage contributor, in my senior year of high school, and I write quite a bit. I call it literary, because I define literary as "character-driven" and commercial as "plot-driven", and besides that I pay a lot of attention to every single word.

Revisionist mythology and fairy tales are my topics of choice. Right now, the Little Mermaid and Euripides' Medea are my focus, but I've spent a lot of time studying other myths, like the Greek harpies, the abduction of Persephone, and the tale of Snow White. Greek mythology is my specialty, but I want to learn more about the Celtic and Norse myths.

I like present tense and I like to write from perspectives that are very difficult for me to Medea's, or a harpy's. I don't necessarily look to make a character sympathetic, only to make it fascinating, so...probably that's a post in and of itself.

Reading...I like thoughtful stuff. Virginia Woolf is my absolute idol. I love the way her characters actually think, and I love the way she uses words. You can just feel the music of it...that's another post, too. Ha.

I'm not quite ready for querying, but I plan to be by this summer. And then, of course, it's only a matter of time before I take the world by storm.


hannah said...

Hey, I didn't know you were here! I was like, "who the hell is Vanessa Cocannon?'

then I saw Medea ;)

Good to see you! How are you? Haven't talked to you in ages...

Jordan said...

Ah Vanessa, you little blogger you.

A literary take on fantasy coming up, I hope? ;)

Vanessa Concannon said...

Of course a literary take on fantasy. Ha. And yes, I am now a blogger.

I am perfectly wonderful, of course. So wonderful that I am even posting blogs, something that...I don't do.

Sophie W. said...

I eagerly await your eloquent post on literary fantasy.

Seriously, I'm jumping up and down and stuff. :D