This is a WONDERFUL post about clichés and how they can lessen the realness of your story. Writers of fiction, read on!
As you write, you want your work to be original, but it sometimes is hard not to fall into the old cliches. You have an elderly man as your sorcerer. The witch is an old hag with a wart on her nose. The hero is dashing. The damsel is in distress. You know the routine.
Plot clichés are the hardest to avoid as there are only so many things that can happen during a story. The mark of a good writer is to turn that same old plot device into something special.
Some plot clichés: a man/woman loses their memory; tycoon’s son must prove himself; a young girl grows up…
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