Reading · Writing

10 Tropes I Can Tolerate

Surprisingly enough, I can tolerate a few tropes in this lifetime.

  1. A girl who saves herself. Yes!
  2. Friends who remain friends. Can I be your friend too?
  3. Overachievers. Go you.
  4. Others underestimating the underdog. Prove them wrong.
  5. A character who is forced to confront their past. There’s a reason why you are who you are.
  6. An overly protective brother. I will never not love this.
  7. Love squares. Love triangles are too trite.
  8. Someone overcoming the odds. I want to give you a big hug.
  9. Characters with characters. You can’t go wrong with that.
  10. Anyone who loves reading and writing. Let’s be friends.

Yup, these are pretty much the opposite of 10 Tropes I Can’t Tolerate. How’s that for lazy blogging?

Reading · Writing

10 Tropes I Can’t Tolerate

My tolerance level is low.

  1. A girl who needs saving. No. Just no.
  2. Strangers meeting and falling in love within a split second. Seriously?
  3. Underachievers. Get a goal. 
  4. Someone overestimating him- or herself. Cocky!
  5. A character who doesn’t seem to have a past. I can’t relate.
  6. A father abandoning their daughter or son. It breaks my heart.
  7. Love triangles. I have nothing against triangles.
  8. A character with a largely unfair advantage. Make it a bit more interesting by levelling the playing field.
  9. Cliques and clichés. That’s lazy writing at its worst.
  10. Anyone who hates reading and writing. We can’t be friends.

Yes yes, I know. Some of these aren’t exactly tropes, just random things that occasionally irk me.


How To Be A Happier Writer (Part 3)

  1. Don’t offend.
  2. Don’t pretend.
  3. Don’t quarrel.
  4. Don’t ramble.
  5. Don’t regret.
  6. Don’t slack.
  7. Don’t stop.
  8. Don’t tolerate.
  9. Don’t upset.
  10. Don’t victimize.
  11. Don’t wait.
  12. Don’t (e)xcuse.
  13. Don’t yield.
  14. Don’t zing.

Writers Usually Have A High Tolerance For…

Writers usually have a high tolerance for…

  • Pain.

  • People.

  • Problems.

If you happen to be a writer, I’m sure you will understand.