Check out this post from Jean’s Writing blog on writing subjects you might want to avoid like the plague.
In addition to my novel in process, I have another kid book in the works.
In the following video, Darcy Pattison tells us 17 topics to avoid and WHY. Let’s face it, some ideas have been done to death. Which makes me wonder if some of these topics might apply to adult fiction too. Hmm.
So, writer beware, proceed with caution.
17 topics to avoid unless you’ve found a new and unique twist.
- The first day of school
- Clean your room
- Tooth Fairy
- Halloween & Christmas
- I want a pet
- Dealing with a disability
- Hello, my name is…
- Grandma & Grandpa
- New baby
- Barnyard stories
- Bedtime stories
- Personal hygiene
- Monsters & acting un-monster like
- Going green
- I love you books
- I’m bored
- Baby bird learns to fly
Is there another topic you think has been overdone? Do tell.
Could some of these topics be overdone…
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