Plot: Obstacles to Romance

An obstacle to romance can appear in many forms and makes this a versatile plot scenario. If you'd like, you can check out other plot scenarios here. A lover must overcome an obstacle with their beloved. When discussing the roles of this plot, it's pretty simple. You have at least two lovers and you have… Continue reading Plot: Obstacles to Romance


Plot: Dishonored Beloved

A dishonored beloved plot can bring a whole new layer of complexity and twists to the story when employed. If you'd like, you can check out all of the plot scenarios here. A wrongdoing is discovered against a loved one. The roles for the dishonored beloved plot are extremely variable. You must have someone who… Continue reading Plot: Dishonored Beloved


Plot: Rivalry

Rivalry is one of those continuously overlooked ideas that seems to find itself stuck only in a few particular genres. This particular plot scenario lends some really good conflict to subplots and character dynamics. If you'd like to check out the other scenarios, you can find them here. I touched briefly on rivalry in another… Continue reading Plot: Rivalry

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Plot: Murder of an Ally

Most often, this appears as the murder of an unrecognized ally, but this doesn't always hold true. If you'd like, you can also check out the other plot scenarios here. A slayer harms the ally. While it's pretty cut and dry, the fun part of this particular scenario is just how twisted it can get.… Continue reading Plot: Murder of an Ally


Plot: Imprudence

We've all made some pretty imprudent choices in our lives but for writing (and getting characters into trouble), imprudence can be an incredibly versatile and useful tool. If you'd like to check out all of the plot scenarios, they can be found here. The judge makes an imprudent choice, thereby harming another. Imprudence is fairly… Continue reading Plot: Imprudence