Okay, so my mission last week was to read fairytales and see how their themes are written.  Some were obvious, some weren’t, and some had that many interpretations it really spun the mind.

Fairytales were originally cautionary tales that were passed down verbally from generation to generation.  It was in the late middle  ages that they were finally written down and grouped together to form collections.

I have learnt a lot about themes this week, and it was a refreshing change to writing (sorry Merilee, I think I am suffering burnout!)  So I will work on this again next week, with something a little closer to my heart, looking up Swedish / Norwegian stories to see what themes they had and see how similar they are to their European counterparts.

Creativity Workshop – Reading Themes Review
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4 thoughts on “Creativity Workshop – Reading Themes Review

    • July 18, 2010 at 11:10 am
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      Thanks Kyle, I checked out the site the other day when you first posted about it (I subscribe to your blog too!) and it was very interesting. Thank you.

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  • July 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
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    I know what you mean, Karen. You’ve been pushing yourself hard. A bit of time off can help!

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    • July 18, 2010 at 11:23 am
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      The strange thing is it was enforced rather than voluntary! But then I am blind to most things, takes a major situation to make me open my eyes.

      My mind is trying to focus on novels at the moment, and I’m not sure why. But I am not trying to dissuade it, I need all the motivation I can get, unfortunately I have so many ideas flying around in there and not enough time in the day, week, month or year!

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