Grimm’s Fairy Tales – a goldmine of story lines for writers

The influence of Grimm’s fairy tales is everywhere in modern culture. In the much loved and franchised Disney films and on children’s book shelves in various adaptions and re-writes.


When the stories were originally published in 1812, they were criticised for being unsuitable for children. This is not surprising as they contained sexual references and gruesome violence.[1]

Next time you are stuck for a plot or story idea you could use these stories to start you off.

So what makes the tales work as stories, two hundred years later? Continue reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales – a goldmine of story lines for writers

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