Avoiding Clichés

Avoiding Clichés

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David Musk By DavidMusk Updated Sep 12

A guide to some of the common fiction tropes, and how to avoid turning them into cliches.

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flockfantrekkie flockfantrekkie Nov 03, 2016
What about nightmares that hint at one of the character's deepest fears? Is that cliche?
Deathisanemo Deathisanemo Oct 08, 2016
Not really cliches but...
                              Shipping a LGBT+ character with opposite sex (e.g. Jack Harkness x a girl)
                              Making characters you don't own OOC
Nablai Nablai Oct 08, 2016
How about the MC discovering that he/she is a long lost/ forgotten heir to the throne/legacy/ cult..?
BraveShy BraveShy Oct 08, 2016
Exactly. The more you read, the more you can learn. Whether it's style, or mistakes...
Amethyst9star Amethyst9star Oct 23, 2016
Don't forget "Good Girl x Bad Boy" :P (I don't mean to point this to anyone in particular or any story. Just saying.)
DavidMusk DavidMusk Oct 23, 2016
@Amethyst9star Hmm that depends, which cliches does your story have?