a fairy tale
Where does the story take place? There is a tendency to
write it like this:
Home out on a journey home again/ a new change
It starts with the sentence “Once upon a time”
It takes place at a castle, a poor cottage, deep in the
The country seldom has a name.
The main character is usually a child or..
a young man who goes out to seek for fortune and luck
a young woman in distress forced to do something she
doesn’t want to but has to in order to save someone she
Royalties like kings, queens, princes and princesses.
Some evil person
Maybe the characters have magical abilities and usually
the person’s look reflect the person’s character.
The humans are contrasts. Evil vs. good. Beautiful vs.
ugly. Rich vs. poor etc.
Animals can speak and understand humans. Sometimes they
even act like humans.
Can be good or evil. Their looks often reflect their
Can have magical abilities or is a mythical creature
like an unicorn or a goblin.
Magical numbers like 3 – 6 or 9.
There are repetitions
There is a magical object, a magical meeting or a
A transformation takes place. A frog turns into a price
if it gets kissed or humans are transformed into animals