Editor’s 6 Core Questions

The Killer Angels (Michael Shaara)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global—War > Brotherhood Secondary—Worldview > Disillusionment 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions Big Canvas. Either a wide scope external setting or the internal landscape: The story covers the entire battle of Gettysburg from multiple points of view, using no less than eight POV characters… Read more »

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Primal Fear (William Diehl)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global — Thriller > Psychological Secondary — Worldview > Revelation 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions MacGuffin (This is the Villain’s Object of Desire, what he or she wants): Aaron Stampler wants to get away with murder. He’s done it before and he wants… Read more »

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The Alchemist (Paolo Coelho)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global—Worldview > Revelation Secondary—Love, Status, Action 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions Strong Mentor Figure. Santiago has two main mentors, first the King of Salem who teaches him about the Personal Legend. His second mentor is the Alchemist who encourages him to continue his… Read more »

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Bridesmaids (Zara Stoneley)

Editor's 6 Core Questions

1. What is the genre? Global—Love Story > Courtship Secondary—Morality 2. What are the conventions and obligatory scenes for the genre? Conventions Triangle: -Freddie believes Jane is still in love with her ex-fiancé, Andy. – Andy believes Jane wants to get back together with him and tries to make that happen. – When they were… Read more »

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