Saturday, 14 October 2017

Skippy and the Bird Smugglers

Skippy and the Bird Smugglers (1992) Post 288

Skippy and the Bird Smugglers is one of three longer novelisations I did in the 1990s. (The other two were Dangerous Ride and The Adventures of Blinky Bill. This particular version of Skippy was neither the Yoram Gross version (for which I also did some work) or the original 1960s version I watched as a child, but a sequel called The Adventures of Skippy made in 1992. In this version, Sonny, the child from the '60s series, is an adult, and his children are Skippy's friends. 

I think I wrote this story from a script rather than a video, and the major problem I recall was having a word count and finding insufficient material in the short episode to fill it. I solved that by using quite a bit of description, so whenever Skippy went somewhere, I made sure she took the scenic route...


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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