7 Plot Tropes to Avoid in Original Fiction Writing

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM

lose-that-trope.gifHave you felt this: you've just written a piece of original fiction you stare up at it on the page, curious if you've violated a critical rule of storytelling?

Maybe the premise sucks? Maybe it's a no-no to have somebody's motivation be item-X or person-Y?

Something that you can't help but be a pessimist about the way things are structured. But we here at Ghost Little are all about teaching this planet how to write better stories. That's why I assembled a list of 7 tropes to flat-out avoid if you're trying to put something to the page...

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Topics: original fiction

Why Original Fiction is the Shared Universe Counter-Argument

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Right on cue, David Lynch reappeared. We were neck-deep in adaptations and reboots, and he shouted the death-song of the shared universe, if we could tune our ears to hear that pitch.

Lynch might be arriving back on the scene with his weird Twin Peaks baby cradled in his arms, but now, the baby is grown up, and strong as ever.

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Topics: shared universe, original fiction

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