So, those classic stories are wonderful points of departure for creative writing projects. At the outset, I'd like to suggest that your students read the original story as well as one or more "newfangled" versions of the story in order to understand how a writer can turn a traditional story into a modern one.
Short Stories Rapunzel Long, long ago in a house that overlooked a beautiful garden lived a childless couple.
They prayed to God every day to bless them with a child. One day they found that God had answered their prayer. They were at long last going to have a baby!
Their days passed in happiness but alas! She would eat nothing and the husband was worried that she would waste away. He tried to tempt her with many good things but she refused everything. This garden was owned by a wicked witch who would let no one enter. But he loved his wife very much and so with a pounding heart, he decided to go into the garden at a time when the witch was away.
One day, finding an appropriate time he went into the gar den. He had managed to pluck the herb but as he was about to leave, the wicked witch came back. How dare you enter my garden? She threatened to put a curse on him. She is going to have a baby and is very ill.
He took the herb to his wife and miraculously she soon recovered and gave birth to a beautiful girl. But as per the agreement the witch came to take the baby away.
The tower had no doors or stairs. There was only a window on top. The only person whom Rapunzel ever saw was the wicked witch.
Rapunzel grew up to become beautiful with pretty eyes, a beautiful voice, and her golden hair grew very, very long. All day long, when Rapunzel was alone, she would sing and weep. Every day, the wicked witch came to the tower with food. She stood at the bottom of the tower and shouted.
Let your hair down! The witch used the hair as a rope to climb into the tower. One day, a handsome prince was passing by and heard her sing.
He fell in love with her voice and unknown to all came to the tower every day to hear her sing. The next day, the prince too called out to Rapunzel. The prince climbed to the top of the tower.
After that, the prince came to meet Rapunzel every night. She pushed him from the tower onto a thorny bush, making him blind. She banished Rapunzel into the desert far away.
The blind prince wandered alone and finally reached the same desert.
One day, he heard familiar voice singing. Following the sound he found her.
They hugged each other in joy. The prince took Rapunzel to his kingdom and they lived happily ever after.Cinderella Story Ideas. The Cinderella story lends itself readily to re-invention. Put your own twist to this traditional fairy tale and develop it into a marvelous original story.
The Frog Prince One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water with a rose in the middle of it, she sat herself down to rest a while.
But that is the inner story, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (movie and book) are frame tales. They represent one of the best modern examples of using the frame narrative a writer can study.
A frame story (also known as a nested narrative) is a technique of putting a story within a story. Princess September by W.
Somerset Maugham. W. Somerset Maugham traveled widely in Southeast Asia and the Far East. Obviously, he was a keen observer of . 'The Story of the Eldest Princess' has a traditional fairytale structure with a woman rewriting her way out; 'The Changeling' is a realist story with supernatural undertones where the writer is.
Using Concept To Focus The Story For example, Aladdin: A poor orphaned young man and an overprotected princess fall in love. Aladdin tries tries in vain to win her hand with wealth, then rescues her from marrying the villain, with the aid of a genie. When you write the story, it proves that your premise was true.
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