So I am already thinking about my second novel (yes, I know, my first one is not out yet). I have a few different projects I could choose from. One of them is a fractured or twisted fairy tale. I want to write a fictional account of my time working at Disney World. Of course, I understand I cannot use Disney World or their characters in the novel due to copyright infringement, but does anyone know if the Grimm Fairy Tales and the works of Hans Christian Andersen are in the public domain? I want to use those versions of the characters in a completely fictionalized theme park world. I don’t foresee a problem using the characters, especially if I make them my own, but if anyone knows the answer, please leave a comment. Thanks!
And since we are talking about fairy tales, take a listen to Lana Del Rey’s hauntingly beautiful version of “Once Upon a Dream” from Maleficent.