The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I did this last year, found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
Fractured Fairy Tales
A familiar fairy tale that is given a fun new twist
- Change a word in the title (such as Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Glazar).
- Insert a new character among the familiar ones.
- Change the setting but keep the same characters and themes.
- Change the POV.
- Take a character from a beloved fairy tale and put him/her in another story.
- Have characters from several popular fairy tales meet.
- Always include humor.
- The Heroic Climb of Itsy Bitsy Spider by David Novak
- Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters
- Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
- Jack and the Meanstalk by Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith
- The True Story of the Three Pigs by Jon Scieszka
- Dear Peter Rabbit by Alma Flor Ada
More F Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning