Five things I learned writing The Adventurers – Guest Post by Jemima Pett…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Sometimes the ideas I have are good ones. Sometimes I should think them through a little more before embarking on them.

On this occasion, having the idea to write a series or serial for the Story Reading Ape all through my guest post spot in 2018 seemed like a good one. Maybe it was bananas all along.

For some time I’d been wanting to write a story based on my illustrator’s characters. Dani English does a lovely range of fantasy creatures, full of personality, and often already named. She specialises in dragons, and does commissions, if you’re interested. I’d collected some of her sketches in the past, and when I discussed it further with her, she came up with several more pictures, two of which became prompts for the first stories.

I’d also already written some flash fictions set in a fantasy world where Erebor was the almost mythical place…

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