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To Trope or Not to Trope

47 EpisodesProduced by To Trope Or Not To TropeWebsite

...that is the question. Three opinionated writers argue over whether ’tis nobler to take up arms against a sea of overused tropes or give in and write them anyway. Tune in for a different trope every episode as we cover the good, the bad, and inescapably tropey.


Indecisive Libras

Libra season is almost upon us, so we’ve got an episode for you all about that indecisive Libra energy and how it may or may not manifest in fictional characters. No matter how it’s branded—thoughtfulness, reluctance, introspection—indecision can be a key trait in character-driven stories. It can also make readers want to throw a book across a room, though, so choose your brand of indecision carefully.

Disclaimer: We are in no way making a comment on actual Libras, nor are we talking about canonically Libra characters—we’re simply using Libra traits as a frame to talk about writing fictional characters.

Have a trope you want us to talk about or a question about the episode? Email us at!

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