My Favorite Story Type #DIYMFA

What’s Your Favorite Story Type?

Tell us which story type you love and why. Are you using it in your current work-in-progress?


My favorite story type is my characters using their wits to outsmart a killer stalking the group. Since I’m twisted, the killers usually end up winning 🙂 I don’t think I’ve ever written a happy ending…Survivor plots interest me because of the suspense. It’s fun scaring yourself. My stories are always full of betrayal. If I’m not writing horror or suspense, then I’ve been known to write a drama of a character dealing with inner-struggles. My short stories are usually tragedies. No matter what, obsession and death are major themes in my books. My favorite horror movies are the Scream trilogy. It’s where I get inspiration for my stories.

I’m definitely using the survivor plot in my current work-in-progress.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Story Type #DIYMFA

  1. Hi, Yawatta–just thought I’d pop in to see what you’re up to. I think we’re a bit yin/yang on storytelling. My favorite theme is overcoming adversity. I’ve written bittersweet endings, but my only tragedy was a book 1 in a trilogy that ends happily.

    It’s all good, though. There’s definitely enough room in storytelling for all kinds of tales. 🙂

    • Hey Cathleen,

      Overcoming adversity is an interesting theme to have. It feels good reading characters getting themselves out of a struggle. Helps escape the madness of the real world 🙂

      Most definitely–there’s enough room in storytelling for all kinds of tales! I wonder what my inspiration would have been if I didn’t have horror movies in my life as a kid lol.

      Keep smiling,

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