Episode 33: Tropes, Clichés, Stereotypes, and Archetypes (Part 1)

In which Robynne and Jane dive into a three-part series on tropes, clichés, stereotypes, and archetypes. In this first part, you’ll get everything from detailed definitions to the pitfalls associated with these four nemeses of good writing. Intrigued? We thought you would be. And though every single writer alive has fallen prey to using one, or more, of these dastardly fiends, don’t despair!

There are ways to recognize, avoid, and eliminate them from polluting or diluting your powerful writing. Although we love our nonfiction friends (we are both nonfiction writers, as well!), this series is really for people who are writing fiction or creative nonfiction … narrative stories of some kind, whether true or not. Well, for them and anyone who wants to hear Jane struggle as Robynne throws some hilarious quizzes her way!