Many new writers cringe at the thought of genre writing. You know, writing a romance, or cozy mystery, or sci fi, or thriller… that has a specific plot line, follows a certain formula, and includes familiar tropes.
A trope is a character we’ve seen, over and over again, who has the same general characteristics each time. We mostly find them in genre books, where they actually fit in quite nicely.
Sure, we should avoid tropes, or at least make them unique. But, as a reader, there are some tropes that I just simply love!