Friday, April 23, 2010
What's Not For You?
The Vampire story is dead. We've been hearing that for years—yet it's not true. So the Vampire story must be undead. Sorry. I couldn't resist. But the fact remains, people (except those who don't) love a vampire story.
The same goes for other plot types. We all have or favorites—and our un-favorites. (Not to be confused with undead.)
• Sports Stories
• Secret Baby
• Marriage of Convenience
• Reunited Lovers
• Unexpected Pregnancy
• Rags to Riches
• Mistaken Identity
• Oh, no! He's Not Dead, After All!
• Oh, no! We Hate Each Other, But We're Snowed in Together!
• I'd Love You, If I hadn't Made this Death Bed Promise
• I'll Love You as Soon as We Get Out of This Mess and My Smoking Gun Cools
That's just the tip of the iceberg. I could go on. I bet you think I'm going to ask what your favorite kinds of stories are, but I'm not. We love romance--reading it and writing it, so most of us love most kinds of stories.
But we all have that one. Plotter dislikes a secret baby story. I avoid stories where the heroine pretends to be a boy.
What plot type do you not care for?