Monday, March 22, 2010

Oops! Are you writing a cliched fantasy?

Take the fifty-question quiz by David Parker. A few sample questions:
  1. Does nothing happen in the first fifty pages?
  2. Is your main character a young farmhand with mysterious parentage?
  3. Is your main character the heir to the throne but doesn't know it?
  4. Is your story about a young character who comes of age, gains great power, and defeats the supreme badguy?
  5. Is your story about a quest for a magical artifact that will save the world?
  6. How about one that will destroy it?
See the whole thing.

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