fun new game for writers!!! new twists on old tropes
don’t have a dark lord or villain.
don’t have a hero either
create morally and psychologically complex characters instead!!! fun right???
and give them plausible, real-life motivations wow fun
and don’t rely on hackneyed tropes and archetypes great more fun
write beautiful, pithy phrases spoken by a character describing something unrelated to the plot per se but one that just captures the essence of a particular feeling or theme or situation w o w fun
turn…that unreal escapist fantasy world of yours…into…something that’s based…more…in reality!!!!1!1
instead of coming up with random situations and characters, base the entire structure of your work on an idea or theme you wish to explore, like ‘‘the psychological/sociological portraiture of eros/intellectualism/machismo/guilt’’ whoa too much fun there
prose can be dull and inadequate sometimes, so liven things up by writing some of your characters’ dialogue in iambic pentameter!
contemporary english can be dull and repetitive as well. switch to early modern english instead!
description can be time-consuming and superfluous. replace it with stage directions, much more economical!!!
congrats you’re shakespeare and you’ve just written a great play wasn’t that fun did you have fun i had fun