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Monday, 3 January 2011

a new year and a new blog

Happy New Year, everyone! New Year seems to be the time for big decisions and this one is something I've been deliberating over for quite a while.

For the time being I am going to put The Fairy Tale Cupboard into hibernation. The eagle-eyed may have noticed I haven't been posting very regularly recently. I've found it harder and harder to justify posting and keeping the listings up-to-date when I could be spending the tiny scraps of time I get to myself actually writing stories, which is what I most want to do. Also, I am passionate about fairy tales, but I'm passionate about the other types of fiction I read, write and edit too, and there have often been things I've wanted to post about that didn't really fit here. So, over the last couple of months I have been cautiously (and secretly) posting over at a new blog called Gathering Scraps. This one will mention fairy tales from time to time and it will gather together lots of other bits and bobs too. And, rather than allowing it to distract me from writing, I'm going to try to post more about what has been inspiring me and feeding into my work.

Thank you for reading, for linking to The Fairy Tale Cupboard and for all your kind and insightful comments. It has been a pleasure getting to know people through writing this blog.

I hope the year ahead brings you lots of happiness and everything you need.
Very best wishes,


  1. Sorry to see The Fairy Tale Cupboard go, but I will certainly be a visitor to your new blog. Thank you for all you've put into this, and best wishes for all the new beginnings this year!

  2. I'll miss The Fairy Tale Cupboard.

    But I'm excited about Gathering Scraps. :)

    See you there.

  3. Ditto the comments above: I, too, will miss Fairy Tale Cupboard, but look forward to Gathering Scraps.

    All the best with your writing and with the new blog. New beginnings are always so exciting!

  4. Nice to meet you. Now I'll hop on over to your new blog.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  5. Thank you, all, for the lovely comments :-)

  6. Lol! I just "followed" you before I got up to your last post!
    I will go check your new blog out.

  7. I wish you the best of luck, Claire, in whatever you do. You are an inspiration.

  8. Thanks, Terri. And thank you so much, Cathrin.

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  10. I need your help and I’m searching the web for people with an interest in fairies. My best friend has caught a fairy and he put up a blog to get advise and everyone is telling him to let it go. We cannot let this happen. Can everyone who has an interest in fairies please go to his blog and help me convince him to keep the fairy. Thank you.

  11. If you like reading tales to your son or daughter, take a look to this app. It's an interactive fairy tale:
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    Hope you like it!

  12. Stories do come true. Just like fairy tales.

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