## Tips to Writing a Good Retelling \\ Guest Post by J.M. Sullivan

I love retellings.

It comes from my original love of fairy tales – heroes, villains, happy endings, I love all of it! And so when a new version of my old favorite comes out I can’t help but jump for it.

That said, as a writer I’ve always been too afraid to pick a story to retell. Because where do I even start? What kind of creativity liberty do I have, and what do I need to include? I have no idea.

So when I got the opportunity to have J.M Sullivan write a guest post, I knew that it had to be on how to write a retelling! (If you want credentials, I’ll have an authir bio below 😉)

So without further ado, here are some elements to include when you write a retelling:

## Otrera \\ how she became the queen of the Amazons

Welcome to Myths With Marrill no.1

I know a lot about Greek myths. I’ve been reading and studying the stories for almost six years now and needless to say: I want to spread some knowledge of the things I love.

I’m going to start with the story of the most badass feminist in ancient Greece: Otrera. I don’t want to include all of her adventures, that would take a little bit, but let’s go over some of the key information.
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## June Wrap-Up \\ #ReadingPride and my first 5-star reads since 2016

Happy July Bibliophiles!

Technically it’s July 2nd, but I had a different post planned for yesterday so let’s all just pretend

I had an excellent reading month, saw a few good movies and maaaaaybe plotted for NaNoWriMo? Let’s see:

## Summer Lovin’ \\ June Owlcrate Unboxing

My unboxing is finally up on time!

That’s the first time in, like, four months. Let’s hope it stays this way.

Anyway, the June Owlcrate box was themed around summer! And, as everyone in the book community knows, summer = contemporary books. So naturally a lot of the items were themed around the fav contemporaries from the community!

Let’s unbox: