Write Your “Unkillable Kings” Before Anything Else

Create an idea blueprint you can use multiple times

Sandi Parsons
Two Minute Madness

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Fantasy figures fighting on a chess board. Giant eye in background
Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay

Bestselling author Amie Kaufman calls a premise that you constantly consume an Unkillable King. The concept applies to books and movies.

Unkillable Kings contain themes where you’ll follow the plot to the bitter end — even if the story lacks quality. These topics constantly attract your attention, even if they contain massive plot holes or poor story execution.

Love vampire books? Do you pick them up even though you suspect the plot might be cheesy? Or are you a sucker for romance? Even though you know the girl will always win her man.

Why choose your Unkillable Kings?

When you choose to write for money, your voice can become stilted. It’s a creative drain. Alternatively, you can study bestseller lists and mimic voices or ideas. Eventually, you may even stumble upon a winning idea.

Writing your Unkillable Kings means writing about fiction (or topics) that interest you. When you chase your passions, your readers will find you — because chances are, your Unkillable Kings are not yours alone.

How to apply your Unkillable King ideas

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Sandi Parsons
Two Minute Madness

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.