- Fairytales are one of our earliest forms of story.
- Fairytales originate from all over the world so are truly universal.
- Fairytales usually contain at least one great truth. For example, Snow White is a classic example of what jealousy can lead to.
- Fairytales have a strong sense of justice. Wrongs will be righted eventually. Oh if that was only true in life more often!
- Fairytales come across well in books, when read out or "performed" and often make great films.
- There are fairytales to suit all ages.
- Fairytales are great in their standard form but can also be spoofed well. See Hoodwinked.
- Fairytales can change perception of who heros/heroines are. See the Shrek series.
- Fairytale characters are amongst some of the best loved and well remembered in fiction.
- The core themes of fairytales can go on to be used in other forms of fiction. What jealousy can lead to is often the basis of crime novels to name one example.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.