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Writing tropes and cliches are still around for a reason. They’re tried and true elements of stories.

Yet, it’s always interesting and exciting when a story goes off the rails when it comes to tropes. A fun exercise is to collect different ways to break the tropes in your writing.

  • A healer in a fantasy world that doesn’t have a calming bedside manner, one who has no qualms about smashing his/her/their healing staff over an enemy’s head.

What else can you add to the list?

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