marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

rule of three

So our prince goes into the forest. And he meets with a little old woman in a hut.  Learns something, gains something. . . .

Or -- hmm -- maybe a little old man. (Gotta think about that one.)

Except that I was thinking maybe it had better be split up.

Except that (watch the author waffle!) it seems that the situation would split neatly in half. And in what sort of fairy tale does the hero meet up with two little old men in the woods?

Hmm. I think I will make them women, because they first meet up with the -- not heroine. But that doesn't change the appropriate number.
Tags: discovery, exposition, fairy tales (retelling), orchestrating characters, plot devices
Subscribe

  • more rewriting legends

    Another issue with rewriting legends -- and this one applies to fairy tales, too. You lose out in ability to surprise people. Unless you provide…

  • rewriting legends

    Was pondering Robin Hood and legends in general after re-reading Howard Pyle's Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. It did not hold up to childhood…

  • a sequel looms

    Haven't even finished the first sequel, and it's suggesting a third story in the sequence. Suggesting it very vaguely. If one witch is taken out,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments