I haven’t been around as long as some other individuals in the community. But holy crap, these cliche stories are absolutely killing me at this point. “Bad Boy” this, “pregnant by x” that, “mafia/gang love” this too… it’s just like there’s no variety in the stories. So many follow cliches, and it’s just getting so boring at this point. I pretty much am sticking to the mystery/thriller/horror genre, because there are less of those cliches in there. I’m writing a mystery/thriller story right now, and trying to avoid all cliches as possible. I’ve had to change things about my story to avoid having cliches. I think it’s for the better, as the cliche’s are waaaaay overused. There just needs to be something original, and devoid of cliches, or as many as you can possibly avoid. Here’s to hoping.
I do just want to say real quick that I hate complaining. But my goodness, I just want to read a unique and original story for once, not cliche story that there are far too many of already.