Fairytale Inspiration

unsuspectingfisherman_smFairy tales offer us story archetypes, making them rich pickings for writers. Their plots are well known and simple. This means you can tinker with a few elements to make the story your own.

Angela Carter is the master when it comes to deconstructing fairy tales and making them her own.

Your writing prompt: Take a fairytale and give it a twist. What if Red Riding Hood tamed the wolf or decided to run with the pack? What if the mermaid asked the prince to join her in the sea? Or perhaps move the story to the future, or the wild west.




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