Moni12 wrote:I'd like to add that my sister was told in a creative writing class that if you have to use a cliche make it your own. Like Terry Pratchett you turns to to got in a completely opposite direction (like a vampire photographer who gets burned or dies every time he takes a picture). The same can be done here. If you have to do paranormal romance, for example, and have to add a creepy love triangle why not say the girl doesn't like either of the guys and she has to defend herself against their creepiness. In the meantime the guys get into a fight to the death over her and she's free to be with someone who cares about her and with whom she has no risk being with. I would read that.
Moni12 wrote:It's books like Twilight where there's a gazillion others like it that I wonder what makes it so popular. What makes it stand out from other books and, more importantly, what makes it stand out from other books in that genre? I read somewhere once that a woman accused Meyers of plagiarism, but that doesn't even matter anymore because everyone is writing about sexy vampires and werewolves following for human girls. What makes that particular book stand out from all the others?
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