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Fairytales Fantasy Writers
Fairy tales have enchanted readers, listeners and viewers for ages. However we are introduced to these stories, be it by a picture book, a movie adaptation or a story time at home or school, fairy tales are inherently magical and feed the imagination. Writing your own fairy tale can be a great exercise for your imagination whether you're age 5 or 105.
Fairy Tales and Fairy Tale Parodies
• A fractured fairy tale rearranges traditional fairy tale elements into new stories with updated themes. The Princess Bride, a classic book and movie, is an example of a fractured fairy tale. A fairy tale parody also takes traditional fairy tale elements and rearranges them into a new story, but does so while poking fun at the fairy tale genre. Shrek, the popular movie, can be seen as a fairy tale parody.
Write from the Villain's Point of View
• Take a classic fairy tale, and write it from the villain's point of view. Every character has a story. Before she was shoved into an oven, what was the witch in Hansel and Gretel thinking? Did she have a reason for wanting to eat the two children? When Gregory Maguire wrote his now famous novel Wicked, he wanted to know what the Wicked Witch's story was in The Wizard of Oz.
After Ever After
• What happens after the heroine marries the prince, after the dragon's been slain, after the kingdom's been saved? Try writing a sequel to a traditional fairy tale to explore what happens after the happily ever after. Examples of fairy tale sequels include Michelle Davidson Argyle's Cinderella sequel Cinders or the sequels to Shrek.
Shifting Time and Place
• Take a traditional fairy tale, and set it in an interesting historical period or in the present day. You can set it anywhere in the world! Disney used this method for its 2009 film "The Princess and the Frog." Taking the traditional fairy tale of this title, they set it in New Orleans during the Jazz Age. This gave the traditional tale a new and unique atmosphere.

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Comment by Amelia Picklewiggle on March 12, 2014 at 8:16pm

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Comment by Christine Corretti, Ph.D. on November 18, 2013 at 8:23pm

A drawing in the vein of fairy tale illustrator Kay Nielsen.

'Nouveau Riche'  print on http://christine-corretti.artistwebsites.com

Comment by Christine Corretti, Ph.D. on October 22, 2013 at 10:31pm

Come visit my site, where I post fairy tale oriented art (for sale as prints and greeting cards).

This one is inspired by Andersen's The Snow Queen and bears the same name as the book.

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Comment by Danita Minnis on September 8, 2013 at 3:07pm

A lovely arc review of Love Entwined from Close Encounters of the Night Kind - enter my giveaway!


Comment by Danita Minnis on September 1, 2013 at 5:40pm

Love Entwined is available to pre-order! To celebrate here is a pre-release snippet of Love Entwined!http://blog.danitaminnis.com/2013/08/love-entwined-pre-order/

Comment by Book Worm Reads on August 13, 2013 at 1:50am

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Comment by Creative Mind on August 2, 2013 at 4:02am

I just reviewed "The Hollows" by Sam Kieth and Chris Ryall


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Read the ending of a special series that continues to inspire the reader to take one step further- to broaden his horizons and read literature and poetry, irish mythology, and hear great songs (this series is the reason I started listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival) and-why not?- paint Mag Mell's marvelous landscapes (even though I failed miserably..)



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