^ That’s a fantastic list to check out. ^
Where might my own current NaNoWriMo project land on this?
The Dagger in the Darkrise, by J Lenni Dorner
Why it made the list (or might someday) : It starts out with the main character facing a life-altering choice and dealing with feelings of not fitting in. But what’s really about to change is the whole world. The utopia she grew up in is going to fall. She hoped to inherit a sword– no one ever said it would come at such a terrible cost.
Read if you like: dragons, swords, a just-came-of-age female wielding a sword and living among dragons, a dash of a romance pentagon (triangles only have three sides)
Also read if you were or are goth to some degree, because the main character will feel identifiable.
Diverse factor : Many of the characters “match the vanilla plants that grow only in our kingdom. The shades range from mimicking the fruit pods to extract spilled on leaves.”
Plot Type :
TRANSFORMATION – plot involves the process of change in the Protagonist as they journey through a stage of life that moves them from one significant character state to another.
SACRIFICE – plot involves the Protagonist taking action(s) that is motivated by a higher purpose (concept) such as love, honor, charity or for the sake of humanity.
And now, just for fun, here’s my impression of me trying to sum up my writing for a query letter:
If you can’t laugh at your self, you’re doomed!