Ok, so we all dislike cliches. It’s tiring to see the typical blonde mean girl who is chasing the bad boy LI, but what are uncommon things that authors should include in their story to make them more interesting and unique?
We always say things like “avoid the bad boy mafia boss LI”, but what kind of LI would you like to see? I want to make this thread to discuss the cliches and give options or alternatives.
I will give my examples:
Cliche 1: the sassy Latina. I come from a country where we tend to be reserved and more distant, so maybe include South Americans would be great.
Cliche 2: the rich LI who was born in a rich family. Maybe include more LI who comes from a poor/middle-class family and became successful with hard work and patience. Seriously, a successful self-made man is attractive (being a mafia boss doesn’t count).