The Grimm Way Check out my blog post on the TeachingAuthors Blog, where I show how I use Little Red Riding Hood to explain my creative writing students the necessity of conflict in story.  The last exercise in the blog posts asks you to write two new short stories featuring Little Red Riding Hood. For the first one, you pick a problem that fits you best as a writer. For the second one – and this is the hard one – pick a problem that fits you least as a writer. Go read the blog post and challenge yourself. Raise the stakes for both Little Red Riding Hood and yourself. Looking forward to reading your stories!