The ramblings of aspiring author, Madeleine Sara, her dreams to become published and her trials and tribulations along the way. Plus other writerly nuggets of wisdom!
Apologies for my typos, I get very cold hands with Raynauds and sometimes there's a persistent kittie on my lap, nudging my hand as I type.
I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.
RAGS TO RICHESwhere the central poor, downtrodden yet deserving character rises from nothing into greatness. They must defeat a foe of some kind to keep their newfound and rightful status. (Aladdin, Cinderella)
QUESTwhere the central character takes a journey to achieve a certain goal meeting obstacles and forces along the way that try to stop him from achieving it. This one is great for sequels. (Harry Potter, Lord of Rings)
OVERCOMING A MONSTERwhere the protagonist must overcome a dark evil being that has exerted a destructive force over a place or people. (Hansel & Gretel)
REBIRTHwherethe protagonist’s imprisonment is derived from something from within his own psyche. His liberation can only be achieved through the actions of other good forces. (A Christmas Carol)
JOURNEY OF DISCOVERYwhere the hero travels to another world, learning things along the way that give him a deeper understanding of himself and the world around him. (Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver’s Travels)
TRAGEDY where the central character goes through a series of actions and decisions that unwittingly brings about their own downfall and result in a cathartic “purging” of emotion. (Hamlet, Emperor’s New Clothes)
COMEDYwhere the central characters are thrown into a state of confusion and bewilderment where resolution can only be achieved when these restricting factors have been played out to their extremes. (The Missing Postman)
I think, because of my psychology background, the one I tend to automatically choose is rebirth.