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Dec 26 2009

JMiles’ Review Forum

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I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

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Dec 26 2009

Differentiate Your Writing or Else: What Kind of Superhero Story Is It?

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When you’re laying out your book for agents, publishers and prospective readers, you need to keep in mind what the “default” story in your field is. If you say you’re writing a superhero story, people will assume it is a default superhero story unless you specify otherwise.  Be careful! Default stories will probably be rejected.

  • Audience: 13-30 year old males.
  • Genre: action.
  • Main character: a Peter Parker (student-turned-superhero) or Clark Kent (mostly unconflicted adult)
  • Character voice: none.
  • Interesting events: none.
  • Mood: none.
  • Authorial style: none.

Hopefully you’re thinking to yourself something like the following: “wait, that’s not fair! My story’s not like that!” (If not, I’d REALLY recommend fleshing out your characters and plot events and practicing your writing as much as possible).

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