Redeeming Villains: Why it Goes Awry So Often

We see a lot of redeemed villains, I think especially in younger or more uplifting stories. It can be great if it's done right, but...why is it done wrong so often? A villain can really make or break a book, and a poorly redeemed villain just sours the whole story for me. That being said,... Continue Reading →

My Top Five Disliked Tropes In Fiction

A little while ago I talked about my favourite tropes in fiction, and now it's time to talk about my least favourites! These are tropes I personally dislike, though I won't say that any trope should be avoided no matter what--it really depends on how it's done. So, with that in mind, let's get started!... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Favourite Tropes in Fiction

There are some tropes I just never get tired of! This is a list of the five tropes in fiction that I personally love, so let's get started! #5: The Reluctant Hero/ Anti-Hero I like this one a lot, particularly because the characters often seem rounder. You don't get the pure, "good-two-shoes" stock hero with... Continue Reading →

10 Common Cliches In Fiction

What is a cliché, anyway? When it comes to fiction, a cliché is something overused and betraying lack of originality, typically in the form of phrases, characterizations, and plot-points. These are ten common clichés I've noticed in fiction as a whole, but it's worth noting that Young Adult fiction tends to be especially guilty of... Continue Reading →

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