Constructing a story

If you ever thought you could pen a better story then Cinderella, then writing fairytales might be for you. Many modern fairytales are re-makes of classics such as ”Cinderella” or ”Little Red Riding Hood,” but if you’re imaginative and follow these simple rules of writing a fairytale then your story may be mentioned with one of the classics one day. Read on to learn more.

Instructions – Writing a fairy tale

Step 1

Decide what lesson your fairytale is going to teach before you write it. At their core fairy tales are morality tales from the horror of stepmothers to not talking to strangers. They are generally teaching something and yours should do the same.

Step 2

Create a good character. A fairytale needs someone to root for. They don’t have to be perfect. Just think Jack in ”Jack and the Beanstalk” or Red in ”Little Red Riding Hood” but your readers should like them and want them to succeed.

Step 3

Devise an evil character. A fairytale must have an evil character that works as an antagonist to the good character. The evil character usually has special powers of some sort and they must use those powers in a way to cause the good character pain.

Step 4

Design a magical character or object to write into the fairy tale. The magical character can be the evil character but many fairy tales have both good and evil magical characters that work to off-set the other’s influence.

Step 5

Identify what obstacles your good character is going to have to face. Whatever the obstacle it should seem insurmountable and genuinely require a bit of creativity by your good character and a little magical assistance.

Step 6

Write a happy ending. A fairytale isn’t a fairytale unless it has a happy ending. Your good character must succeed and your evil character must lose and lose in a big way so you can write your ”happily ever after.”

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(Credits to Johanna Frank Strökel)


  1. Save as a PDF.
  2. Name the file YOURFULLNAME.pdf
  3. Drop it in the drop box.
  4. Limit to 700-1000 words.
  5. Make sure to use paragraphs


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