Everybody has a favorite movie, book, song.
Most have more than one.
But many have one that really sticks out.
I think it must be really great for a director to remake their favorite movie. For a singer to cover their favorite song.
But what about your favorite story?
What do writers do?
Why, they retell it of course!
I really love how many fairy-tales are are going under the knife and getting a modern face-lift. It makes me full of squees.
With "Ryder" I started out with just wanting to write a girl werewolf story. But once I figured out how to incorporate a Little Red Riding Hood vibe the story came to me more easily. And totally made me more excited. Now I had a chance to play with the Big Bad Wolf!
But would some say that is cheating? That this author can't come up with their own plot?
I disagree with those Negative Nancies. Re-telling a beloved story is just plain awesome. It gives the author a chance to tell the story the way they wished it would have been told.
Do you have a favorite retelling? I'd love to hear what it is.