Here are three plots of mine I need help with, each of which has an aspect that gives them something in common: Plot 1: a good, decent guy who has nevertheless had a rough time with life thanks to his abusive father devestating his mother emotionally. Vowing to save a woman from such a fate, he winds up falling for a girl who likes him but has an abusive boyfriend. Story ends with guy wins girl and puts now ex-boyfriend in his place. Plot 2: another man decent at heart who has his own share of personal demons nevertheless thanks to his abusive upbringing frees himself of them just in time to save a girl he likes from her own demons (she hates herself so much, she cuts her arm with knives.) They wind up lovers in the end. And plot 3: at a family gathering at home the night before the funeral of his grandmother, a son confronts the family about the flippant tone set at the funeral of his grandpa four years earlier. This in turn infuriates his controlling, selfish, cruel father to the point not so dear old dad reveals his true colors to one and all. It ends with his infuriated son bopping him in the kisser. Plots one and three are in first draft, plot two just a gleam in my eye at present. Constructive input welcome.