I get it. You’ve seen that trope a million times. You are sick of it. “Can we please have another type of story?” The same characters, situations, and conflicts appear over and over. So, you write an insightful blog or article that instructs all current and future writers that this topic is done. “Stop,” you say. “It’s all been said, again, and again, and again, and again…”
I have two words for you. SCREW YOU!
Here are some more words. Not everyone has read the same books as you. Or been to the same movies, or watched the same TV series. Not everyone is from the same culture as you, or has the same privileges. Not everyone has had the chance to be represented as the hero of the story because of their gender, skin color, sexuality, beliefs, etc.
The “Classics of Literature” have been set in place by a small…
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