What All Writers Can Learn from Folktales (Writing Exercise)


Folktales ignite our imaginations and reveal facets of human nature. In any story, writers design challenges that force their characters to confront their worst fears and insecurities. Here, you’ll find a folktale-inspired writing exercise wherein you can craft a story around a character’s flaws and an event or mystical being that challenges that flaw.

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