The Evolution of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

The Evolution of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

My NaNoWriMo novel, though it’s sort of a more chick lit-ish, YA, Gossip Girl-esque universe, borrows conventions and “titles” from fairytales, and my heroine, Kestrel Cruz, is the universe’s analog for Red Riding Hood (hence my NaNoNovel’s title, Lady Red).  So when this popped up on my Twitter feed, I couldn’t help but find it interesting.

If you guys are also fairytale-obsessed, like me, you may want to check out The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim, which explores the psychology of those “Once Upon a Times…” we’re told as kids.

Anyway, back to balancing work and NaNoWriMo life!



“…A heroine returning, at the close of her career, to her native village, in all the triumph of recovered reputation, and all the dignity of a countess, with a long train of noble relations in their several phaetons, and three waiting-maids in a travelling chaise and four, behind her, is an event on which the pen of the contriver may well delight to dwell; it gives credit to every conclusion, and the author must share in the glory she so liberally bestows.”

 ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey