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Get To Know The Mastermind Author Behind The Fantasy World of Twisted Fairy Tells: The Untold Truths

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“The Three Little Pigs”, “Goldilocks And The Three Bears”, and “Little Red Riding Hood” make up some of the dozens of fairy tale classics we were told when we were children. But if we were to take a closer look at some of these magical tales, we’d realize that their original versions are far more twisted than the ones we recognize in the movies and children’s books today. We sat down with William Moore, the author of the fiction novel Twisted Fairy Tells: The Untold Truths, to discuss the centuries-old history of these tales and how he’s incorporated them into a new fantasy world with a dark & twisted reality that’s ideal for an adult reader.

Q: Tell us a little bit about Twisted Fairy Tells: The Untold Truths.

Moore: [The book] is narrated by Charles Wellington; also known as the Keeper of Tales. He is handed down an old, mystical scroll that appears to have nothing on it, until he realizes it works off of magic. Eventually, he figures out the scroll contains secret stories of some of the classic fairy tales we know from our childhoods, like Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. But in this world, they consist of a twisted alternate reality.

Q: Do the stories in the book match up to the original tales from the 1600-1800s?

Moore: Yes and no. I did incorporate specific names, dates, and places that are in line with the originals, some of which are far older than the 1600s. I encourage the reader to fact-check them because they took me forever to research. But the series of “twisted tales”, along with the origins and backgrounds of each character, are my creation.

Q; Speaking of research, how long did it take you to find all the information necessary to write the novel?

Moore: It took about seven months of deep research for the entirety of the book. I knew most of the classic fairy tale stories everyone else knew, but researching the originals served as inspiration for me to create the perfect twist. I read thousands and thousands of articles that mostly contained speculated information. It’s impossible to know the exact accuracies of the original stories because they were created so long ago, but for the most part, you begin to understand the specific elements of the events that took place.

Q: So, all of these tales are based on true stories?

Moore: Some of them are said to be based off of historic events, but there are obviously some elements that are exaggerated. No one knows for sure. All I know is that the real stories are really, really, really dark, and they are very far from the stories Disney and the Grimm brothers have put out.

Q: Where’d you get the idea to write Twisted Fairy Tells: The Untold Truths?

Moore: One of my good friends, Carlos Lopez, is an artist and a painter. He was working on some contemporary pieces that incorporated twisted versions of classic fairy tales, and he invited me over to look at some of the ones he had finished. When I saw them, I was floored. They were incredible. They inspired me to start thinking of the story behind each painting, and I thought, ‘how cool would it be to write a creepy version of all the fairy tales from my childhood?’ I told him about my idea and he told me it was worth a shot. So I went home and wrote my first remixed story about Santa Claus. The book started from there.

Q: How long did it take you to write the whole thing?

Moore: It took me about a month and a half to finish writing, not including the research portion.

Q: How did you finish it so quickly?

Moore: The book pretty much wrote itself. The scenes played out in my head and I would write what I saw as it was happening. The characters did whatever they wanted in my head. I was just a spectator.

Q: Is your process usually like that when you’re writing?

Moore: Yes, most of the time. I don’t have to do too much for it to start pouring out. I just blast music– not to listen to but to help me zone out– and I start writing.

Q: Did you go through a long editing process?

Moore: Not at all, actually. No edits were made to the storyline after I completed the book. I trusted the process wholeheartedly and it ended up making perfect sense in the end. The only edits were for grammatical and stylistic purposes.

Q: Who is considered the ideal reader for this novel?

Moore: Well, I didn’t have anyone in particular in mind. I wrote it so that a reader of any age could enjoy it. But I guess it’s mostly intended for ages 14-25. Essentially, older audiences.

Q: What was the hardest part about the writing process?

Moore: The research was, by far. It took up a lot of time and a lot of reading. There were so many details that went into the novel. It was fun, but there were a lot of sleepless nights.

Q: What would your ideal success entail regarding the launch of the series?

Moore: I’m a big cosplay fan, so my long-term goal is for the series to take part in a big cosplay conference. You know, like the Comic Cons events. I want the readers to want to get familiar with the characters and the fantasy world even after they’re done reading.

Q: When does the book come out?

Moore: The first part is available now, and Part Two will be releasing in October.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share with your future readers?

Moore: My writing is my ability to share the experiences in my head and some of the things I’ve lived through with some of my readers. It is my escape. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to do that. And I just hope other people will enjoy it as much as I did writing it for them. There is so much yet to come.

You can find Twisted Fairy Tells: The Untold Truths on Amazon.com and other online retailers.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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What “Reasonable Person” Standard Is Applicable When Determining Negligence?

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In order to determine negligence, the reasonable person test asks if a person’s actions are consistent with what would be anticipated of a generally careful and sensible person in the same situation. Stated otherwise, did the accused act in a way that would have been expected of a reasonable person? 

In Florida, determining who is legally liable for an accident depends critically on the issue of carelessness. The “reasonable person standard” is the foundation of this assessment. Your personal injury lawyer can explain the “reasonable person standard” and how it can apply to your case if you are hurt in an accident in Florida. 

The Reasonable Person Standard: What Is It?

Legally speaking, the reasonable person standard offers a yardstick by which someone’s actions are assessed in cases of negligence. “How would a reasonable person have acted under the same circumstances?” is the central question it poses. Jurors and judges are asked this question in order to assist them in determining whether a person’s acts (or inactions) fall short of the expected standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would follow.

Like in many other jurisdictions, Florida does not base its reasonable person criterion on what an especially cautious or risk-averse person would do. Rather, it represents the behaviors of a composite of what the community expects of each individual. A reasonable individual would, for example, observe traffic laws when driving, heed warning signs, and refrain from needlessly endangering other people.

Utilizing the Reasonable Person Standard to Determine Negligence

The activities of the parties involved in a personal injury lawsuit are rigorously examined in light of this reasonable person standard. If it is determined that an individual’s actions do not correspond with what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation, negligence has been proven.

According to the law, proof of someone’s negligence is insufficient; strong, convincing evidence is required. Your personal injury lawyer is essential to this procedure because they have to painstakingly gather evidence showing how the negligent party strayed from what a reasonable person would have done. Piecing together facts, testimony, and any footage or recordings that can definitively demonstrate that their activities were in violation of the recognized norms of safety and care is more important than simply focusing on what they did or did not do.

This proof could take the form of eyewitness statements that refute the version of events provided by the person at fault or security footage that captures the moment of negligence. Something as small as skipping a scheduled maintenance or ignoring a warning alert might have a big impact. Your personal injury attorney seeks to establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the defendant’s acts were not just improper but directly caused others to be put in danger by providing a thorough picture of their negligence. 

How Does This Impact Your Case for Personal Injury?

In a personal injury case, knowing the reasonable person standard is essential. In the event of an accident, this standard might assist you in proving liability if you think the other person was careless.

You should be aware that your activities will be evaluated in comparison to the hypothetical reasonable person’s behavior in situations where you might be held culpable. It doesn’t matter what you meant or thought was appropriate; what matters is what the community would anticipate from someone in your situation.

Although navigating the complexities of the reasonable person standard might be challenging, Florida’s negligence law heavily relies on this standard. A fair appraisal of the facts is essential when seeking justice following an injury accident, and comprehending this criterion is crucial.

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