RARA-AVIS: RE: RARA-AVIS: convention vs clich鼯H1> From: Anderson, Erick (ETW) ( Erick.Anderson@Nike.com)
Date: 07 May 2002

        Define cliche. As you say, there are limited opportunities for POV. Unless one somehow manages to add to that palette (fourth person heresay?), one is confined to certain parameters. Are there genre books that traffick in cliches that are not?

        Best Regards, Erick

> In a message dated 5/7/02 2:21:21 AM, gcupper3@yahoo.com writes:
> << If one utilizes established genre conventions, ie:
> > first person pov, femme
> > fatales, psychotic sidekicks, is one automatically
> > trafficking in clich鳿
> > If so, does putting a unique spin on said convention
> > eradicate the clich鿠
> John,
> You posted this a while ago, but I saved it because I
> think it's a good question and I figured it was likely
> to generate some good conversation. I was surprised
> that it didn't, but perhaps it got lost in the
> nominating and voting for the Top 100 Plus 11. >>
> I thought more people would have thoughts on this too. I'm still
> wondering.
> I suppose just doing it well and avoiding predictable plot twists helps.
> And
> your point that there are after all, only a few POV choices one can make
> is a
> good one.
> John Lau

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