USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Hilt
takes writers deeper inside the power of using tropes
to craft stories that sell.
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Tropes drive storytelling. Let me help you understand how tropes create connections between the story and the audience.
And how we as storytellers can use them to create even stronger stories.
What if we stop thinking of tropes as stumbling blocks and started thinking of them as stepping stones?
Tropes provide groundwork at the beginning of a project when writers are exploring the kinds of conflicts their characters will face.
Tropes juice the middle of the story when everything feels saggy and it’s tough to figure out what’s not working.
Finally, tropes can tighten storylines in revision when writers are ready to make a project shine.
The Trope Thesaurus explores how to use tropes to create more conflict in genre fiction. With separate chapters for authors for romance, mystery, suspense, thriller, science fiction, and fantasy, this book provides examples of tropes used in different genres.
It also features a listing of tropes with their definitions along with some ideas about to how to use them more effectively to craft stronger stories.
This reference tool is different take on a craft topic that writers of all genres can use at different stages in the writing process.