Stories have endless possibilities, but when it comes to plot, we rely on several basic formulas. That’s definitely not a bad thing, but a big pitfall for any budding writer is relying too much on tropes, clichés, and what’s already been done. When you sit down to write your story ask yourself:
1) Does my story subvert any tropes relevant to its genre?
2) What can I do to put my own spin on the plot I’m using?
This article not only focuses on how different plots and genres fall into certain tropes but also discusses what other authors have done in the past to subvert readers’ expectations. Want your story to stand out from the rest? Check out the article here.
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