Genre Police! Heroes that are too many tropes

When a writer creates a hero that's too many things, she has to fill the reader's expectations for that hero, plot-wise and romance-wise. Juggling too many and fitting them all in one book is difficult—though not impossible—and makes the story and the hero seem over the top.

Genre Police! Sexuality and Physicality in SciFi Erotic Romance

Horns, Tails, Inhuman Eyes…and a Penis that does what? Physicality Scale Basically Human Special Features Recognizably Humanoid Freakazoid Sexuality Scale SciFi Kink That’s…Different Instructions Required You WHAT NOW? New Species by Laurann Dohner Special Features: Dohner’s heroes, depending on the animal genes they are mixed with, have unique physical traits that make for some exciting … Continue reading Genre Police! Sexuality and Physicality in SciFi Erotic Romance

Genre Police! Outline of a SciFi Action Movie

Establish the hero's skills and prowess in a dramatic scene, unrelated or foreshadowing of climactic danger "Prophet" character (aka genius) makes a significant achievement and discovers imminent danger, during which the Prophet's assistant or other supporting hero is killed facing the villain/disaster Discover the hero's weakness and/or personal strife, introduce loved ones, i.e. what they … Continue reading Genre Police! Outline of a SciFi Action Movie