Apple-Obsessed Author Fella

Tired Tropes?

Here’s today’s question:

In storytelling, you get certain tropes — earmarks of genre, of format, of style, of author — that either happen naturally or are evoked forcibly to be a part of the story.

(You can find a major warehouse of these tropes at

So, let me ask you:

What tropes are you tired of seeing?

What tropes in storytelling are too toxic? Too predictable? Or too damn boring?