Aren’t you tired of reading, or even seeing, the same old formula? The Hero always wins, the guy gets the girl. Two people met, they fall in love, they have a big fight, they make up and ride off into the sunset.
If you read the structures, and plot outlines, and writing for mainstream, they all tell you the same thing. Stick to the formula. Or you’ll hear if you want to make it as a writer, you must do these things, don’t deviate.
Well, I say screw that!
Why not have someone else ride in and save the day?
Kill the Hero
Hero saves the girl – or vise versa- but they loathe each other. Or feel more like relatives. Or just bff’s for life.
Two people meet and fall in love meet other people and break up. Shake up the audience.
Sure, we all want to root for the good guy, but in life, they don’t always come out on top. Why should in they in fiction?
So far Game of Thrones has been the best example of all of the above.
I am loving this formula and trying to keep my books away from the norm. Sure, one of them has two teens in love, and they stay together through thick and thin. But I wrote that one twenty years ago and didn’t know any better.
Now I aim to write, creepy, interesting, or unique stories. Some that haven’t been told before and other’s that may have but with a twist.
How do you bust out of the norm? Share your ideas’ or drop your titles.