A cliche story usually consists of drama and bad boy love interests. Sometimes gangs and usually teachers, too. Mostly they’re based in schools.
Tbh I feel like I’m literally describing my story rn oops hahaha!
I mean, cliche stories aren’t so bad if you’re into that soppy stuff. It’s unoriginial, but hey, no story is exactly the same, right? That means that people’s opinions on stories are different. So cliche means something different to anyone, but usually they consist of the factors I mentioned above haha
I guess what makes a story cliche for me is when I can predict exactly what’s going to happen because I’ve read the same story line so many times… I’ve done this before and I’ve gotten it right like 9/10 times lol. If it’s predictable, then yeah, I’d say chances are it’s cliche, especially if the story has to do with mafia leaders or badboys. Like, you already know that the MC is going to be the one to magically “fix” this dude, and then later on have his baby.
-love triangles, they’re just not likely
-main characters with zero personality
-nerds turning into the most amazing person in school
-love interest that makes the main character feel terrible
-main character was never noticed until the love interest came along