Writing Wings For You

Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!

Writing Prompt – Get to Know your Characters – Reedeming Qualities & Fatal Flaws



When my daughters were growing up, we had Friday Night Pizza, and they always, always, always put on a dance or a play.  Oftentimes, these kids (6 or 7 pre-teen girls)  would put on Fractured Fairy Tales.  We video taped them because they were incredibly creative, and it validated the girls to keep on writing and creating, and it kept them out of trouble.

Here’s how it works:  You take one of your favorite fairy tale characters, and you write the story from their point of view, much like the book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.  If it’s an evil character, you plead their innocence.  If it’s a sweet character, you show their shadowy side…all in the name of fun.  This exercise reminds us that EVERY CHARACTER HAS REDEEMING QUALITIES and FATAL FLAWS.  It’s good for novel writing too!

THE PLUS ONE!   – Do this same exercise with CHARACTERS FROM YOUR book.  It’s a fun, safe way to explore and also a chance to really get to know your characters.

Plus Two – Get your kids in on writing with you – You could write these fractured fairy tales together.  I’ve done this with four year olds because their imaginations are free to roam!

Author: writingwingsforyou

Words are powerful and hold the keys to bring healing, play and joy, making life extrordinary. Words can also shift the world into a better place. I am a writer; a storyteller and a relatioship coach; buidling better relationships from the inside out so we can have more joy, communication and love in our lives. Let's explore! Let's create! . ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

2 thoughts on “Writing Prompt – Get to Know your Characters – Reedeming Qualities & Fatal Flaws

  1. What a creative idea, I love it!!!


  2. This was a fantastic post!


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