You’ve probably heard the stories of Cinderella and Rapunzel. You may even know that they come from a collection of stories by the Brothers Grimm. But did you know that the Grimm brothers didn’t actually come up with these stories? Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm researched their local culture. They listened to stories that people told. Then they wrote the stories down. Their stories were first published in 1812, but people still enjoy reading them today.
If you’re looking for an idea for a fiction story, try asking people from your community or culture to tell you stories. This is a great way to preserve the stories for others to read. It may also help you discover characters or plots that inspire you to write your own story. And who knows? Maybe people in the future will be reading your collection!