Novel Ideas Dictionary

We have a couple of terms we use semi-regularly that you may not be familiar with because we made them up. Or at least we think we made them up.

Cotagonists – When there are multiple character threads and we can’t decide who is the most important. Multiple protagonists.

GRRM – George R.R. Martin, the author of Game of Thrones. Also, a troll.

Notagonists – When there are multiple character threads and we can’t decide who is most important because none of them are dominant enough to be the protagonist. Not to be confused with Cotagonists.

Plucky YA Protagonist – The protagonist that appears in seemingly every YA novel. Combines just enough smarts, a surplus of bravery, and (usually) a dollop of snark into a form that can solve whatever specific problem forms the plot of the story. Bonus points for below average physicality.

Vatigue – When you are experiencing severe vampire fatigue from the seemingly unending vampire stories that have become trendy as of late. Especially cool, sexy vampires.

W-Theme-F – A modification of a common internet expression that we use to indicate that the primary theme of a book is not obvious. Makes no sense if you say it longhand.

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