Tropes in fiction are very popular, especially in romance. In fact, nearly every book on the market has some form of a trope in it. But, what exactly is a trope? According to Merriam-Webster online, a trope is defined as “a common or overused theme or device.”
Now, you’re probably wondering why on earth something that’s “common” or “overused” could possibly be a good thing. Well, because fiction tropes have proven time and again to be successful. Think about it: when you’re shopping for a book or looking for a movie to watch, when you read the description, certain aspects stand out that might interest you–those are the tropes!
If you Google “romance tropes” or “horror tropes” or any genre + tropes, you’ll get tons of websites that list all the various types of tropes. I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to list my top 3 favorite…
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