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Princess as MC- helpful or harmful?

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Hi everyone,

I have a story that I’ve been playing with variations of quite a bit.  The latest variation would be well fitted to making the MC and secondary characters princesses- but they don’t have to be.  It would be another of many stories of un-princessy princesses.  The MC could also just be a normal girl or a fairy.  The secondary characters could just be part of a wealthy family.  If you can use a very similar plot structure with or without princesses these days, is it more likely to help or hurt your chances?  There just seem to be soooooo many princess stories...

#1 - December 11, 2018, 04:49 PM

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Why restrict yourself to either princesses or real-world? 
How about a genre not often aimed at little girls? 
Like Sci-fi, steampunk, or pirates? 
#2 - December 11, 2018, 05:41 PM
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I think you need to step outside the box and find a unique spin. What do the characters need to be to make your story work? Don't just serve it well, serve it spectacularly.
#3 - December 11, 2018, 06:29 PM
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