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Game On! Creating Character · 3d ago

Romance: Points of Connection

In addition to the obstacles that fit normal plots, you have to come up with two important components for the love story: what brings them together and keeps them together and obstacles to d...
Game On! Creating Character · 1W ago

Romance Skeleton

Last week, we examined Romance subgenres. This week, we look at the building blocks that make up the romance skeleton.The overall story problem is a relationship between two people.The reade...
Game On! Creating Character · 2W ago

Romance Subgenres

Last week, we explored the Road Trip skeleton. This week, we break down Romance subgenres. Hands down, Romance has one of the largest audiences and there are hundreds of "flavors" from mild ...
Game On! Creating Character · 3W ago

The Road Trip Story Skeleton

Last week, we examined the Mystery skeleton. This week, we take a look at the building blocks for the Road Trip skeleton.The overall story problem is a lesson that needs to be learned or a s...
Game On! Creating Character · 1M ago

The Mystery Skeleton

Last week, we looked at Mystery subgenres. This week, we examine the building blocks for the mystery skeleton.The overall story problem is a crime or puzzle that needs to be solved.The reade...
Game On! Creating Character · 1M ago

Mystery Subgenres

Last week, we explored the Literary skeleton, this week we explore Mystery subgenres.1. Amateur Investigator stories feature a protagonist who is not currently a cop or a PI. They are drawn ...
Game On! Creating Character · 1M ago

The Literary Skeleton

Last week, we looked at broad categories of literary stories. This week, we look at the individual building blocks.The overall story problem is usually a wrenching, life-altering, personal d...
Game On! Creating Character · 1M ago

Literary Subgenres

Last week, we explored the Horror story skeleton.  This week, we take a look a subgenres of the literary skeleton.I realize the term "literary" fiction is usually construed as "literature," ...
Game On! Creating Character · 2M ago

The Horror Skeleton

Last week, we explored horror subgenres. This week, we dissect the story skeleton.No story makes your skin crawl more than the horror story. It takes suspense to a higher, usually more expli...
Game On! Creating Character · 2M ago

Horror Subgenres

There are several subgenres of horror from suspenseful to gruesome.1. Alien Horror takes Science Fiction to a darker place. The source of the horror is either on another planet or something ...