It took me a bit to come up with this one. Thirteen is a lot of anything, and so of course some of these are more favorite than others, some of them can and often do overlap, and there will be some I didn’t manage to think of at the right time.
Want to mention some of yours? Stories you love that employ them? Please comment; I’d love to hear them. I hope you enjoy the list.
|Thirteen Plot devices I love to read
(an incomplete and imperfect list in no particular order)
2. First love, true love
3. Back from the dead
4. Impossible relationships
6. Forced to marry
7. Reunited lovers
8. Youthful crush realized
9. Dual identity
10. H/H* are bookends, a matched pair
11. H/H are salt and pepper shakers, complimentary opposites
12. Orphans and lone-wolves
13. And lastly, I LOVE when the lead-up to a final scene in a movie involves the hero(ine) literally running toward true love and the hope of a future.
*h/h is hero and heroine
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, click Mr. Linky to leave the link to your Thirteen. (p.s. If you’re not familiar with this Linky, you have to click the image tag to see the box to enter your name.)