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Her father is attempting to protect her from her mother (who he believes he’s trapped and erased memories from) and her mother’s family/group, because they are the enemies. Ha! I know it can seem cliche for characters to come from troubled households or dead parents, but a lot of our awesome tragic heroes come from brutal pasts. People in her life have taken measures to hide it from her for the safety of her and her kind (like erasing her memory when she does discover her powers a few times throughout her life). I personally felt that the author had rightfully put in that love triangle, it wasn’t obvious about ANYTHING(except for they both just HAD to be hot). The key to a good story is creativity and originality. Or, she is living with abusive step-parents, guardians, etc. For instance, in one book I read, there was a love triangle. She was born, in her mother and enemy’s eyes, to do a task for them with her ability that she could only do with her blood relation to the group’s leader. And they certainly can not leave home. We have the unique opportunity to effect the way a reader sees people and situations. PS Why in YA novels the heroine has a low self-esteem about her looks in order to play up her purity, moral superiority and innocence while the sexy villainess is proud of her looks and gets punished for it? On the royalty one, I once read a ya where that was reversed and it turned out she was false royalty. They’re popping up everywhere these days, and it’s getting kind of tiring–not to mention time-consuming. The “boyfriend fix” is another cliche that needs to die. The love triangle thing just irks me, because it is around in so many things besides just YA. Sorry, those are my thoughts. It’s come to the point where 75% of the time I know who they fall in love with, when they give up then come back, who betrays them… you get the point. Real life experience? I definitely agree with the “fixer upper” romantic interest, you could theoretically apply that to the “Chosen one” scenario. Agree with all of these points so much! We get that we're supposed to relate to the protagonists, and real girls … I put my middle fingers up at them,” YA Protagonist…, “Oh, I’m not that beautiful. If the parents are there and very much in the life of the teen, it makes it hard for them to get out and do a lot of the things that they do. I feel that as long as you have enough “story” a trilogy is fine! Love this blog <3. Yes, I think you’re right. Become aware of YA cliches so you can avoid them or turn them on their head. I've gathered 19 female character tropes that tend to bother me as a reader, and many of these I've heard complained about from others as well. The thing is, he’s the one that has to make this huge decision because of other reasons. Also, there is a pretty good reason why most people fall in love with people they find handsome. But then there are spin-off stand alones of side characters and new characters from her world. #6 is pretty true, unfortunately. That's… Closely related to Mr. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Like when the FMC’s closest friends and family tell her she’s pretty or cute or okay, but then she only gains confidence when her love interest – or several love interests – tell her! It’s an easy answer: because YA is for teens. I also think having no parents or guardians can sometimes untether the protagonist and free them to do things that a parent or guardian wouldn’t allow. I think you covered all of the obvious ones, but another that really bugs me is the overboard originality that’s starting to pop up everywhere. I’m currently editing my YA fantasy novel and I have incomplete clichés. I totally wanna do a trilogy! Perfect can tell her how to feel. I don’t know if you’ve read any Mercedes Lackey, but she pretty much just writes trilogies. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and binge watching her favorite shows. In other words, the story wouldn’t have happened if they were still alive. When perusing the library for reading material I look for them. All prose should not be ornate and intricate, nor should all writing be sparse and modern. And not only myself, but I had friends, who had the same problems.) It’s funny you should say that because I was actually thinking of writing a story like that in the future. Its a little something known as CHEMISTRY. Do you research: talk to someone of that lived experience. I think one of the reasons it works so well is that Jem and Will love each other wholeheartedly, and there’s no tension or hate between them like there usually is in other love triangles. And for those that do feel that way, such as myself, who need to connect to the character, that works. Oh my goodness. then I remember my hatred for cliches and recently with archery’s popularity, Baddass Archer Lead Female with No Love Interest Except for that Guy Everyone is Shipping Hard. I like your article. Not only do cliches bore readers, but even worse, they bore publishers. And if they do have some insecurities, for goodness sake–stop fixing them the second they get into a relationship! But I turned that cliche around so my main character is aware of his power and he uses it for entertainment purpose. Get a 1-on-1 consultation with a literary agent or author. Rather than having the competing guys hate each other, they love each other just as much as each of them loves Tessa. Get the story out of the parents’ liquor cabinet. It’s true that everything has been done so many times that everything more or less starts to feel somewhat cliche, and it’s hard to be original. Most great literature will make you cringe. . It follows the Hero’s journey like stories have for generations–and like I said before–these things aren’t cliched for new/young readers of the genre. There is no love triangle and only two options for her. I actually hated Cassandra Clare’s love triangle just as much as any of the others because it’s just so annoying to see two guys fighting over the main character. This is amazing! However, the other character WAS. I don’t mind a love interest with a dark side but it gets on my nerves if he’s always brooding and just treats the heroine and/or other characters like crap. But she’s modest. Enter your e-mail below to sign up for the reminder! They are more often “average guy A” or “that sweet, but nerdy boy from class C, who will make my friends making fun of me”. Older readers out of puberty may find it cliché, that’s a big problem with some of the tropes of this genre. I would highly, highly recommend you read The Rest of Us Just Live Here if you haven’t yet. Learn more about me, Develop your novel and stay organized with 45+ pages of worksheets & organizers! I love writing and I know that its really easy to fall for this themes. And do you wonder who all the goodreads’ fans ship the most? I mean, does he really care more about her than his family, friends, and religion combined? Just knowing you’re beautiful to the person who loves you is nice as well. However, I’m guilty of the cliche number 8 and 9 that you mentioned ‘Undiscovered powers’ and ‘The problem with parents’. I’ve got to say, I feel like the ML trilogy formula has begun to wear on me. He guarded her during a war when she was a young teen. We can all tell! – Join 1,027+ subscribers for publishing opportunities, books, motivation, training videos, giveaways, & more—in your inbox every Friday. Your main character needs to find the Trident of Poseidon to complete the 12 Tasks of the Merovingians, aligning the Stargates and thwarting the Arachnid invasion. Obviously, all of literature exists on a spectrum, and different authors have varying writing styles and an array of audiences who enjoy specific types of prose. Your story might not even need any romantic sub-plot, but if you choose to include one, it need not be this dusty has-been. “Flunked algebra, but I’m going to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever known”. If you read All Quiet on the Western Front today, it is crammed with WWI cliches, but the book created those cliches (i.e. Why it's easy: It's hard to justify bad behavior. Not continuing to pursue that same love until death due us part. It’s okay to make a character self-conscious but for the love of all things written, do it in a way that is believable without making it look like the character is either messed up in the head or eternally fishing for compliments. If anything, her kind was trying to keep her away. That’s fine, but I finally decided that researching a bit of REAL writing tips was worth trying instead of forging ahead on my own like a bull-headed kid. It’s not like an annoying competition or fighting over the girl, but it has high tension because they’re friends so you wonder how they’ll deal with it/who will end up with her. Really? (Side note: one reason readers tend to hate love triangles is because they are predictable–it’s obvious who the heroine favors. I’m nothing special.” She goes through the book seeing herself as a wilting wallflower despite her incredible feats – until some guy shows her how special he is by falling for her. Agreed- especially in screenwriting. Not only is the love interest super-model hot, but he’s also perfect. Any advice to try and seem more original with what seem to be clichés? I loved the use of every single gif. I think my biggest pet peeve when it comes to cliches is when a girl who is “not like the other girls” suddenly meets this new, amazing guy. By all means – write romance into your character’s life, but his beau doesn’t need to be a walking mannequin. Let’s see some adult characters with agency for a change. Also, they are not necessarily cliches for a 15 year old today because they had not been exposed to the history (separate argument here about how well history is taught in schools). If you want a little information about the book setting’s background, go read the Shining Tomorrow Historical Lore. Girl sees boy. I threw up in my mouth when Simon chose his last words to be,”Clary”. Gone are the days when the only trans lit you could find in YA still had cisgender main characters, and all the books were by cis authors. , I am in the early-mid stages of writing a dystopian story. Heck – maybe they even aid the good guys in some way? Click here. I can’t remember the name of the novel for the life of me but I can remember the cover art. Even Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones books do this, as the protagonists are kids. Same with love at first sight. facebook twitter mail pinterest. She’s not done in Book 1, and the events of Books 2 and 3 will take her through the rest of that necessary evolution. Honestly, why can’t we have a romance where both characters are fully-functioning individuals who aren’t chalk-full of insecurities? Must we make *every* story into a trilogy? Cliches are everywhere, especially in YA fiction. This is so, so true. I have two reasons why. They needed her powers, which she got from her father. No one cares about that….The one cliche I can not stand however is the Snarky, Sassy, teenage girl who can kick ass of large burly adult Marines. Don’t force it. While I read it I realized that lots of things were in Harry Potter but only really bothered in different books (The Chosen One, problems with parents, hidden powers)… Get Your FREE Fairy Tale Retelling Worksheetst! This is one trope that I’m totally okay with because rather than squashing the story into a predictable formula like some cliches, it can be used as a device to create more possibilities for drama and adventure. But (I think?) Writers put a lot of effort into voice to make sure their narrator sounds like a teenager. This YA fiction novel follows the life of Fabiola Toussaint as she and her mother emigrate to the U.S. from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. However, Kies (1996) notes that during the last decade young adult horror books have decreased the number of female victims, and in many books, the victim uses her own brain, brawn and nerve to escape. THE VALUE OF YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE For many years a bias has existed against young adult literature. It is a tongue in cheek play on the chosen one trope and it does it super, super well. ), She’s the family favourite and has a line up of guys at her locker. Protagonist may or may not have SPECIAL POWERS. Fabiola … Half-clichés? Would it be acceptable to have some characters go on a quest that every child of their age goes on? The writing was considered simple and the plots of little real substance. But a strong chemical attraction will be sudden. You have so many great things to say. Her mother has always been off to her, but the protagonist was conceived for a purpose in the future (her father originally thought she was an accident); and her mother finds her inferior and only sees her as a tool. The distinction for her, in my mind, is that she is slowly realising that her absolute monarchy kingdom is stagnating in comparison to the neighbouring constitutional monarchy. Almost there! While we’re at it, let’s drop the “best friend turned lover” trope. That was what had everyone rooting for the second love interest. Nope, it can’t be done peacefully – gotta be overthrown. Think about how this other person can drive the plot, or aid the protagonist. #10: While it is going to be a trilogy/series, it’s not all on the first, main protagonist. That is, until the Love Interest comes along and she is shocked that he is attracted to her. Same. So whether you decide to use, avoid, break, or bend these cliches, I think it depends upon your creative intent and your story. While I’m overall agreeing with your point, I think someone should clarify why some tropes are a bit “overused” in YA. Enemies that kill the protagonist’s kind. why was my writing like this before lmfao, “Hello, I’m a YA protagonist, and I have beautiful brown long hair and stunning blue eyes and I take breaths that I didn’t even realize I was holding. Plus, customize with colorful tabs, dividers, & covers. I think rules are meant to be broken. In fact, they should be longer than conventional standalones. Clichés exist for a reason: they usually contain a kernel of truth we can all relate to, like being the underdog. Along with them also having names the same generic all-american rich girl names like: Alexis, Kaitlyn, Lindsay and Heather. I’m working on a book (my first one) and I had a question about the Chosen One section of this. The acception is that one of her parents has died, (or did she?). Even though they’re both in the fiction section, a book by James Joyce is going to feel wildly different to read than one by Stephen King. related. Of course we don’t have to act of what we feel. “We have to move the needle,” she says. Anyways, thanks to you I discovered thet whole big cliche that The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are: Otherwise people roll their eyes…and good luck trying to write an underage hero that is not an orphan…you will just end up finding some other reason he is free to act, like the parents are divorced, and the mom is always drunk, or the parents is comatose. And the way she gets a guy to fall in love with her; Why she insults him, of course. Maybe. That sounds like a great idea, and pretty funny too. Who never dreamed of it?) Reality can be effected by how a reader views it afterwards. I’m not sure about your Les Mis analogy of love at first site. The world is a scary place and it’s hard not to feel a little… Once was enough for most of them, and some really REALLY shouldn’t have been there in the first place… like 1,4,5,6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. Things like “The Maze Runner” that don’t really make any sense, and you get the feeling that they’re trying a bit too hard to be unique. Its HORMONES that establish attraction, not our brain making decisions. Unless this unholy trinity is integral to your plot (and why would you do that to your book? “Hey do you mind just leading this insurgency for a quick sec?”. I’ve picked up on all of these tropes at some point while reading YA speculative fiction (and I liked a lot of Emily Tjaden’s observations, too); and while some instances of certain tropes haven’t bothered me, all of them have at one point or another. Almost always unnecessary to the story. Hi Kaitlin!! Adding a prophecy more or less sets the ending in stone and basically gives it away right from the start. Where are the normal, happy families in YA? Only one ever came out and in reality, it could be justified. It's to know what the prevailing stereotypes even are! Presently there are many books written by An analysis of YA novels between 1980 and 2000 found seventeen expansive literary themes. Like, A LOT. Being the elderly neighbour’s dance partner for $5 an hour? But the problem was, the first love interest… he had no flaws. Usually they have been destined to do so because of a prophecy. This seems normal. I have a BA in Creative Writing/History, and I'm here to help you take your story to the next level! It doesn’t happen, ever. They were perfect!! Your readers are already considering suicide by paper cuts. And if there are other books later it involves scandals with others, or the happily ever after ending for a friend, sibling, etc. First, the events of Book 1 naturally lead to the events of Book 2, and so on. they weren’t cliches in 1929). . And, of course “Nice Guy A” or “Nice Guy B, who sadly already has a girlfriend”. Mother is dead by execution has something to do with the plot, but I might change this later on. It’s almost like there’s a rule that says “one character must be weak and the other must be strong…and maybe sometimes they can switch roles.” (*cough* I’m looking at you, “Divergent”.) Ever. Because no one wants to read about your hero doing their homework, and going to class. Regardless, I have read books where characters come from happy households and they can be done really well. if she likes the guy. haha I’m also a sucker for a good love triangle. But I think its more important that as writers we realize that we have the responsibility, as well as opportunity, to do more. Really Bad War. Drawing Outside the Lines and Stereotypes: Six Amazing Asian American Graphic Novels by Michelle Lee, Young Adult Librarian, Riverside Library May 31, 2018 We’re turning another corner in seeing greater diversity in comics and representation among graphic novel writers, artists, and characters. Enter your e-mail below to start receiving weekly bonus articles and resources! I’m fine with Chosen Ones (if done right), but I really hate Beauty Blind! In my WIP I’m using #8 and #9, except I’m changing it so they aren’t obvious. Never heard that one before. It is the beginning of a new chapter, of a new adventure together!! It’s a new year and this list still rings true! Don’t tell anyone, but me too Sometimes we complain about cliches but we can still enjoy them if the author is telling a good story! You have a point, agents/publishers do like trends because they sell, and trying to write outside the box can be a risk. Personally, I feel the chosen one is more classic than cliche. Regardless of authors trying to debunk the socially constructed characteristics assigned to each gender, the typical stereotypes and generalizations that distinguish a male from a … The other one will most likely be the handsome, dashing, new guy. Oddly, I have found this article on Facebook. “Oh, who, little old me? Some of those cliches are alright if they are done really well. . Cliché? Ahh, the old fairy tale favourite: … Very unique. That’s my speculation anyway! She’s definitely not a cheerleader and has maybe one close friend (who’s also not cool). I had no idea your site existed when I made mine! Hmm. fierce. The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Character Descriptions, How to Write a Love Triangle Like Jane Austen, Write a Sequel That Doesn’t Disappoint: Part I, Writing 101: Choosing the Best Point of View for Your Story, The Novel Writing Roadmap: A Guest Post by Katja Kaine. Sure, he’ll sneer and glare at her, make her … I’ve never heard of Mercedes Lackey, but I feel like the majority of authors nowadays write either trilogies or series. and any kind of twisted love story (heck, I experienced so many love triangles in real life in my late teens/ early twens. If the heroine’s parents are lucky enough to be alive, they’re often negligent or clueless. Haha! Pros and cons of this? Oh, and don’t forget the “Ok, I will take Guy B, because Guy A never looks at me; while Guy A secretly admires you”. Yes, kids. My defense is, if all goes according to plan each book will get better and build in intensity to the finish. I’m not even sure if my love triangle can be called a love triangle because my heroine doesn’t ever have any romantic feelings for the other guy. I am thinking about doing two books per story. Stand alones don’t seem to get as much attention as series, and Hollywood loves to snatch onto book series they can turn into a movie franchise. The protagonist was the catalyst. Because heaven forbid the heroine fall in love with a man with flaws! Yes, yes, terribly cliched, I know. Most of us don’t look for flaws in the people we desire. And now, not only are we seeing trans main characters and trans authors in the Oh, and he finds out in the last chapter he’s of royal blood. And there is a reason for it. Hi, lovely article by the way! Sure, they are cliche to adult readers who’ve been reading YA for ten or more years, but to actual young adult readers, most of these devices are new and probably alluring, resonating to them on a deep level because of their experiences as teens. Or one song. But, seriously, amazing article! I don’t get why they heroine falls for an abusive guy and we’re just supposed to chock it up to the bad-boy syndrome. I have also read many of these. No wonder no one stays with their spouses anymore. My main character in my current novel is an orphan, and the status of the parents for my next novel isn’t looking too good either lol. (I’m looking at you, Marius & Cosette). – So, I may just change it to depression from her relationship with her parents, because there a major plot points that go along with her actions in the past and how she’s treated at school because of it. I’m with you, I don’t like the mean girl or new kid cliches either, they’re too overdone. One of those moments when you think “Wow, I’m really awesome at this!” then realize you aren’t. Please – spare us the 20, Show us a girl (or guy) that doesn’t need rescuing. Also: hormones. It’s ok to recognize lust and attraction for what it is, but don’t stew in indecision because s/he’s hot. There is absolutely no issue with variety in writing. In that case most of what Shakespeare wrote will make you cringe. So excited to see you start this blog! That scene where everyone’s arriving at the upper-middle-class mansion, the protagonist not sure if he’s going to go in, and some kind of conflict ensues, has been done. Thanks! There are tons of great characters who have happy families and who still face struggle (like A.L. Most trilogies/quartets can, and should, be summarized to one or two books, even if they’re longer than conventional standalones. Michael Scott's October Moon, However, the surviving patent is not emotionally incompetent, and my heroine is somewhat rounded and was raised in a living home. Actually The Maze Runner was published in 2009 and The Hunger Games was published in 2008 (Twilight came out in 2005). And normally the choices are not “Prince Charming” and “Handsome, but mysterious pseudo-bad guy”. I’m perfectly OK with that one, though I couldn’t really explain why…. Writing a book? Going up against fate can have interesting results. Their … Hope that helps . Teenagers really do not have that much unsupervised time. As long as it’s not too predictable. This is a lot of responsibility, being 16 and being the only one who recognizes the problems with totalitarianism.— Dystopian YA Novel (@DystopianYA) August 24, 2015 The Commander calls me into her Chamber. Seems someone has already beaten me to it haha . And plus, one of them is going to be the best friend who (surprise!) Hence, the weird parent relation and chosen-ness. It definitely is like that in the musical adaptation, but I seem to remember that the first time Marius met Cosette he thought she was ugly (in the novel). The chosen one/unrealized powers is one that is really killing me lately. I am really upset but thank you for opening my eyes!! UPDATE: Welcome, Ace of Spades readers! The stereotypes, pressures and expectations of growing up in a Mexican-American home come alive in Sánchez’s novel. I like the ‘Chosen One’ scenario, but I detest tacking a prophecy or something onto it. I have a high dislike of love triangles that if I see a book has one I won’t read it. Often a vision or dream. These are a staple in YA. It’s important that … The biggest problem with those tropes is not THAT they are used, but HOW. /He was flawed./ I did not see one reviewer who shipped the other couple! Okay, the big fuss about love triangles really irks me. Usually YA deals with coming of age, kids learning and growing into the role of adulthood that lies ahead of them, saving the day rather than an adult doing it for them…Adults will either have to be portrayed as ignorant and stupid, or be nonexistent. There have been a few stand alones that devastated me because I couldn’t stay with the characters any longer. But has only one parent, the father. 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