I’m reading Grimm tales again, they’re swift stories; a fairytale,
fast paced with characters of no interior life, flat with clear motives. They seem to be almost unconscious in thought & often known by their clothing (little red riding hood) or occupation (farmer, Miller, captain) We see only one side to their character, they are flat like cardboard cut outs… the fairytale goes swiftly as they set an exhausting pace, but of course you can only do this if they’re travelling light. What happens to them is of more interest than their individuality.
In Twisted Tales of the Internet what happens to Mr.Troll is a series of unfortunate events, but his character is flawed too, he is a villain but we can empathize, the story evolves but how he reacts and where he ends up, fills the story out into a fatter 3D tale. More crunch; a tale with more twists to slow the story into a winding bendy trail, with some turns in the road to add a bite or two. #twisted#tales#teachers#stories#fairytales#bite#reading#readingrocks#storytelling#kids#books#bookstagrammer#literature#bookstagram#bookworm#harrypotter#grimm#writers#writersofinstagram
Teacher primary, SLT, writer and author.
Twisted Tales of the Internet
The Lost King
A Bear's Sleepy Journey
A Relaxation Journey
Happiest in wellies, exploring forests!
Love~ reading, writing, psychology, yoga and happiness themes.
Work with behaviour change & mindfulness
Qualified hypnotherapist~ NLP practitioner ~ Diploma in counselling & hypnotherapy
Social Policy Degree (BA (Hons) ~ PGCE ~ Qualified teacher 20 years
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