How do you feel about tropes?

Meredith Bond
3 min readMay 5, 2024

Do you love them and couldn’t write a story without them? Do you hate them and think they are a scourge on the face of literature? No matter which way you feel, they are an essential aspect of writing genre fiction.

You might think that tropes are just for romances. You would be wrong, of course. There are tropes for every genre. You’ll find an enormous list of Mystery tropes here. Fantasy is split up into so many different subgenres I can’t even give you one page to go look at. Interestingly, there is one page of “Romance Novel Tropes” on TV Tropes, but I’m sure that you’ll…

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.