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Miscommunication

07 Jul

You know what trope is not my favorite? Miscommunication.

To be fair, miscommunication usually gives way to conflict which in turn gives way to a story. Conflict is obviously needed for a story to happen, but I feel as if miscommunication is used far too often to help the conflict along.

Seeing opportunities in stories where the characters could solve so many problems by just talking to each other — rather than keeping quiet to “protect the others” or to “not burden anyone else” — just really bothers me.

Honestly, I’m probably guilty of this too, but I try to subvert the trope as well. Instead of having characters hide information for the good of the rest of the group, writers could have the forgetful characters have the information, or have the character always get interrupted when they’re trying to share the info. I’ve also had a character who just had different ways of prioritizing information and, thus, thought that the information didn’t need sharing.

What overused, or not, tropes do you dislike in stories? How do you avoid or twist them around?

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Posted by on July 7, 2017 in Home

 

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5 responses to “Miscommunication

  1. tahenryauthoress

    July 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Ugh. The love triangle.
    Werewolf or vampire, how does a girl choose?
    Bleh.

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    • Kris P.

      July 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      My post would have been a lot longer had it been about love triangles. Nothing turns me off faster than a summary that tacks on a love triangle.

      Choose a puppy, you got both the fur and the fangs, haha!

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      • tahenryauthoress

        July 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        Laughing. I have a puppy thanks and he is very determined to stay an only pet. LOL

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  2. Skye Hegyes

    July 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I hate the miscommunication trope as well, but I think I hate love triangles more. Ugh. Really? Especially when a strong female character suddenly becomes a brainless idiot that spends most of the book trying to choose between two guys. Most trilogies would make excellent stand alone novels if they’d just cut the love-triangle drama.

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    • Kris P.

      July 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      I hate it when summaries of books sound amazing until they add in something like, “With the help of the mysterious, handsome Whats-His-Name, can Female Protagonist save the world?” Shoving in an obvious love triangle is just as bad! They turn me off every time.

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