It’s always amazing to me the things I don’t know. One, in particular, was what a trope was.
Yeah, I know.
Five full novels under my belt, half a million words of fan fic, and tropes were one of those things I heard about on blogs and nodded my head like I knew what was going on.
At best, I figured it was synonymous with cliché. And cliché is a bad word. Therefore, trope was a bad word.
I WILL NOT HAVE TROPES! I would cry. I AM A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE!