Why Do Tropes Matter?

Why Do Tropes Matter?

Bookworms know what I’m talking about. We love the tropes—enemies to lovers, found family, the Chosen One, and many more. There are so many that I could do one blog a week on each trope and I wouldn’t run out of content for years! But as writers, we have...
Resurrection

Resurrection

Continued from last week’s Back to Life blog, today we’re going to look at the Back to Life trope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After all, Jesus’ return from the grave is arguably the most famous resurrection in all of history. It’s the...
Back to Life

Back to Life

The title should explain it all. Back to Life is an extremely common trope in modern fiction, especially since it goes with another favorite trope: Killing Characters Off. After all, if you need a gripping twist in your story, what better way to upend the plot than to...
The Quest

The Quest

We all know this trope. Frodo Baggins traveled to Mordor to destroy the One Ring. Marlin journeyed across the ocean to find his son Nemo. Phileas Fogg went Around the World in 80 Days. Each of these characters had a purpose, something to find or a goal to attain....
The Messiah Trope

The Messiah Trope

The Messiah trope is one of the most popular tropes in today’s fiction. From Paul Atreides in Dune to Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, most fiction stories utilize this trope in one way or another. Some do it better than...