When writing a war story, an author needs to keep low because you never know when you are going to get hit with a cliché! Let’s get down in the trenches to write a war story. We just need a few good men and we can march to victory, or at least good box office sales.
Starting a story is easy! Just drown the reader in so much info dumping and exposition that they can’t possibly escape! Once the reader is stuck, then trap them in a web of flashbacks, in medias res, and prologues. They will never escape then and will be forced to read the rest of your story. Don’t forget to use a mirror to describe how the main character looks!
Only the chosen one can save a story from poor sales! Is your fantasy or science fiction universe plagued by dark lords and ancient evil? Fix that problem with a chosen one! Results may vary. Contact your doctor if dark lord persists for more than three books. We cannot be held responsible for inaccurate prophecies or chosen ones turning evil. Side effects may include poor characterization, overpowered magic, overshadowed side characters, sudden mentor death, and Mary Sues.
The end is nigh, and filled with the usual mutants, biker gangs, and radioactive ruins. The old world may have been wiped away in the ashes of nuclear fire, but the cliches of the genre endure. Grab your makeshift rifle, don your gas mask, and rev up your motorcycle as we venture into the post apocalyptic wastelands!
Wasting time on the internet even though you should be writing? Well obviously you are, but that's okay because now you can watch my video that teaches you how to beat writer's block! It's only a few minutes long and you deserve a break from all of your not writing. Besides, it's informative and thus you can watch it guilt free!
It's time to crush those filthy rebels for the glory of the Empire! Evil empires are common in science fiction and fantasy. This video will show you how to take an extremely interesting topic rich in history and potential, and boil it down into a boring cliché!