Thursday, 31 August 2017

Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon Adventure

Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon Adventure (1998) Post 244
Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Balloon Adventure is a spin-off from the Blinky Bill television series, for which I wrote several story lines. I'm pretty sure this one is a story I novelised from the episode that was made from one of my storyline/scripts. My perception is a bit blurred because I dealt with this material more than once, in various treatments. It's quite a long story for the format, and involves Blinky and co getting carries off in a balloon after getting lost during an excursion with Miss Magpie. Reading it for the first time in a couple of decades was surreal. I didn't actually remember it, but I could see my thought processes at work and found one bit of phrasing that is obviously mine. Surreal.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service.

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