What Is Your Fairy Tale? What Is Your Writing Fantasy?
The final exercise chapter presents an exercise where the reader has to rewrite a fairy tale or a myth so that it is changed somehow. A prelude is provided to discuss the concept of rewriting a fairy tale and its symbolic value. Data from the research project about this exercise revealed collective fantasies of the participants. A fantasy of accountability traced participants’ concern that fairy tales rewritten had to be accurate, and constructing a fantasy of utility, they expressed that this final text produced had to be usable. Conclusions drawn from all participant case studies and potential shifts in writing fantasies are discussed. Final guidelines in relation to examining all of the reader’s texts compared to the one produced in this chapter are given.
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