(6/27/02 12:53:46 pm)
| writing fairy tales|
Are there any good books or articals on how to write fairy tales?
(6/28/02 12:47:56 am)
| Re: writing fairy tales|
Check out Vladimir Propp's "Morphology of the Folktale". It doesn't really tell you how to write a fairy tale, but he plotted the basic syntactic structure of the tales. Well, he was studying Russian fairy tales, but I have been able to apply his book to the study of Grimms' fairy tales, as well.
His book is a fairly good guide. Such as when 'A' happens, 'B' follows, or conversely, 'B' can not take place until 'A' takes place. You don't have to use every element that he discusses, because each fairy tale has different events, but his book has opened up a whole world of new ideas for me. I find it to almost be a "fill in the blank" sort of book for writing fairy tales. First you plot the structure that you want to follow and then fill it all in with your own description of events. It has worked for me, so I highly suggest it!
I hope that this helps some! Good luck and have fun!
(7/27/02 3:04:51 pm)
| I also want to write fairy tales|
I also want to write fairy tales, any one else have a suggestion?
(7/28/02 1:52:02 am)
| Re: I also want to write fairy tales|
The Writer magazine just put out a reasonably good book on the writing of fantasy....I'm blanking on the author's name, sorry. (Midori, surely you'll know, since you are interviewed in the book.) If I'm remembering correctly, the author discusses fairy tale re-tellings.
(7/28/02 6:50:38 am)
Philip Martin. He's the book editor at The Writer Press (now Kalmbach) as well.