I have Kait Nolan to thank for this meme–not that she tagged me for it, but I subscribe to her blog and read it (almost) daily. Since I was blank on ideas for a new blog post and the only other activity ahead on the horizon today is weed-whacking the back yard, I decided to slap something together.
Here’s what you do for this meme:
1. Post on your blog ten ways someone would know a story was written by you
2. Then comment on this post with the link to your post
So here are my 10:
- My heroine is a strong personality, and never, ever weak or codependent even if she has been damaged.
- While it’s a romance, there’s never any mush and very rarely any “hearts & flowers.” The story is always more about relationships than about the thrill of infatuation.
- My villains are sometimes nearly as appealing–or just as appealing–as my heroes.
- My main characters often have character flaws that cause or exacerbate their dire circumstances.
- My characters often have wry or sarcastic senses of humor.
- The story does not contain any–repeat ANY–explicit sex scenes. Ever.
- The story is driven psychologically rather than physically.
- My main characters make mistakes. Often many.
- There is absolutely no mention of politics and my characters make no admissions of their political affiliations.
- Not all questions or mysteries are answered or resolved by the end of the story.
Keep the meme going, writers!
2 thoughts on “10 Ways You Know a Story Was Written By Me”
I LIKE your number 3! Makes me want to read your stories. 😉
But I don’t mind me a bit of smut now and then. Ah well, can’t have it all.
Why no political affiliations? My characters make them sometimes, but it tends to be set in a fantasy world with no bearing on real politics.
No political affiliations because personally, sometimes I just want to be entertained myself–and want to offer that to my readers. If I were to write fantasy, it might be different, but politics in reality are so inflammatory that I try to avoid it for the sake of entertainment.
I don’t mind a bit of smut every now & then either, I just can’t write it well. lol
And yes, my villain in my first completed novel (The Wyckham House) is QUITE appealing despite the fact that he is a conscienceless murderer. 😉