Authors Answer 75 – Re-imagining Fairy Tales

Despite most of them not being as old as they are commonly thought, fairy tales include many of the most archetypal stories.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

I hope everyone enjoyed the special April Fools edition of Authors Answer last week. It wasn’t true at all. We aren’t writing those stories.

This week, we move on to some more creativity. Fairy tales are popular stories, many have been made into Disney movies (and changed so kids can actually watch them). But are we satisfied with how they’re written?

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 75 – If you could take any fairy tale and rewrite it as a full-length novel, which would it be and how would you change it to suit your style?

Paul B. Spence

Puss-in-boots, with a neopanther.

In all seriousness, I think I already have. I was strongly influenced by Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli stories. Rikki-tikki-tavi has some bearing on the last book of my current series. Does Kipling count as fairy tales?

Maybe a twisted version of Sleeping Beauty, with a vampire?

Who knows, not really my thing.

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