So how do they get away with this? Marketing one thing and delivering another? Over to you. Leslie — Romantic comedies and courtship love stories are big crowd pleasers when they meet reader expectations, but many lack that special something that makes a story stick with the reader. Typically gl0bal internal genre stories have smaller audiences, even when they are critically acclaimed. If you want to write a story that endures and has a great chance of being commercially successful, a global internal genre paired with a courtship love story is a great option.
One way to write a global internal genre story that is also a commercial success is to sell readers what they want and give them what they need.
The aim is to deliver on the promise of the love story by meeting the conventions and obligatory scenes in innovative ways, but also deliver a robust internal genre that leaves the reader with more than they anticipated. Although About Time meets the conventions and obligatory scenes for a love story, Tim and Mary reach commitment at about the midpoint when he proposes and Mary accepts.
Another way to investigate the true global genre is to look at the in and the out. Steven Pressfield has a great series about these two moments in a story : the opening image and the closing image. You can substitute mood, voice, monologue, or … for image in a written story. After Tim offers honest but loving assessments of his family members, he says this about their life together:. All in all, it was a pretty good childhood. Full of repeated rhythms and patterns.
By the time I was 21, we were still having tea on the beach every single day. Skimming stones and eating sandwiches, summer and winter, no matter what the weather. And every Friday evening, a film, no matter what the weather. Not even for the day. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride. His second assessment is about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary—in other words, the life value shift represented by the in and the out is one of a maturing perspective.
Note about reality genre for About Time : This story falls just barely in the realm of fantasy, which shows how this is a continuum, rather than a black-and-white choice. It would be hard to tell About Time without the time travel element, but another plot device could conceivably stand in its place. Sorry, Kim! I need to give a couple of disclaimers here. He lets his own sister go through with her drunk driving accident out of love for his little girl, but the story never once addresses the obvious moral implications of passing this dubious superpower on to a son, not even when Tim and Mary finally have one.
Yes, the young hero, like the young hero in just about every story with a young hero, undergoes some maturation, but he completely fails to address the real moral issues inherent in the very premise of the story.
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The movie never addresses this problem, which is one of trust and, it seems to me, morality. This secret-keeping should have made the courtship love story into a marriage story involving secrets and lies between the spouses. He just wants to make people happy.
And on that day Deb found the beauty and perfection in what once made her nearly insane! What steps can readers take immediately to become more loving? It all comes down to choice.
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Sometimes that requires taking a deep breath and a step back to look at the Big Picture. Humor really helps. Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Buy it now and receive many amazing bonuses, including a free 5-part video series featuring Iyanla Van Zant, Dr. John Gray.
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They have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Must be over 18 to enter. Imperfect Women did not receive compensation for this contest. They are also not responsible for prize shipment of the books. Void where prohibited. Winners will be selected by Random. I find it much more relatable. I like my fictional characters to feel real. I like them to be screwed up and make mistakes. I like for them to make choices that will make me scream out loud in frustration.
I get bored with the perfect people in the perfect world.
I love books that make the characters relate-able. Kudos for making a character that actually makes you feel something towards her, other than complete jealousy! I love the sound of this story and love your write up about how we, as readers, have Difficult time relating to the perfect of the characters in most books!!
I would love to read this book. I have loved that there are so many great shows out there that are starring real beautiful women. It is a nice change. I will be putting this on my TBR list which admittedly is getting longer by the second!! Some of them think they are pretty perfect, but they are as flawed as the rest of us. It is more believable to read about the not so perfect people.
I can totally relate! I love the concept behind this story. I would read these types of stories all day long. Thank you for sharing. No one is perfect and while not everyone cheats some people do. I will have to check it out! We seem to live in a world where what we see as normal is infact completely unattainable to most. This looks like a good book. I have to be in the mood to read sometimes. I love reading about people like me but also love an escape. Beautiful intro and so true!
Women come in all shapes and sizes and we are all beautiful in our own way!
Your books sounds amazing! One that everyone can relate to! It sounds like you really tried to give your character some depth and make her relate to the every day kind of woman. I like reading books when the character is real and on the run with a twinkie in hand or whatever.
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I have to read this book. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention! Going to Amazon.
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