Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Affection Connection

In every story there will be something or someone your protagonist loves. Love is the driving force behind any story.

Look, for instance, at an old fairy tale: Red Riding Hood. Red and her mother love Grandma and prepare a gift basket with her in mind. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White are great examples of stories that feature and/or revolve around romantic love. 

Even in a story about man against nature there is a love element: self-preservation or self-love motivates survival. Sometimes the love of family draws someone who is lost to fight all odds in order to return home again.

I challenge you to think of a single story, or perhaps I should say a single popular and well liked story, that completely leaves out love of any sort, including brotherly love or the bond of friendship. 

And I challenge you: write on! No copyrights here! You are welcome to use whatever's on this site, except for the ads, over which I have no say. 

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