Avoid clichéd tropes like the chosen one, love triangles, or the misunderstood villain without depth. Sidestep predictable plot twists and stereotypical character arcs. Challenge traditional gender or cultural stereotypes to create authentic representation. Steer clear of overly convenient solutions or deus ex machina moments. Strive for originality by subverting expectations. Dodge excessive exposition and prioritize showing over telling. By eschewing these tropes, you can craft a more engaging, fresh, and unpredictable novel that captivates readers with its unique storytelling.
Getting started with self-publishing can be a bit difficult but doesn’t have to be.
After publishing 200+ books on Amazon and running 120 million Amazon ads, I discovered the secret to getting books self-published easily and selling.
The key is to break down the steps into easy-to-follow bite-sized chunks as I lay out in my free self-publishing secrets checklist.