Saturday, October 20, 2012
1) Give the characters unpronounceable names.
2) Kill the parents (and for that matter any adult) right away.
3) The heroine is drop-dead gorgeous but is not aware of it.
4) There is a less drop-dead gorgeous girl who our heroine thinks is the real drop-dead gorgeous thing.
5) The hero speaks in fragments and/or infrequently and only with short phrases such as “go now!” “I love you.”
6) The hero totally falls for the heroine when he first lands eyes on her but is too tongue-tied to show it.
7) The heroine thinks the hero is out of her league and he should be with #3.