Hey, everyone! Today I wanted to talk about the differences between Tropes and Cliches. I feel like some people don't take the time to figure out exactly what these are, and assume that they're the same thing. That is definitely not true. So let's jump right in! What is a Trope? A trope is a … Continue reading Tropes and Cliches: Which to Use in Writing?
Yes. The title explains all. For this weeks post, I am going to rant about the clichés common in fantasy novels that I find are highly irritating. Oh boy this is gonna be fun! Alright let’s get down to business. Cliché #1: The Orphan Taran from Chronicles of Prydain, Will from Ranger’s Apprentice, Rey from … Continue reading Three Clichés Common in Fantasy Novels That I Absolutely Hate
Have you ever written a story about some epic dragon that fights a knight and steals treasure, and then you share it with someone and they say oh, that’s so stupid. Dragons are cliché! Well here are ten tips on how to make fantasy creatures NOT cliché! Tip #1: Add a Twist Dragon’s don’t always … Continue reading How to Make Fantasy Creatures Not Cliché