Striving for Complication: Tropes and Clichés in the Creative Process

5 simple steps to make your story original or how to use tropes without falling into the old stale clichés.

Recently I watched Ari Aster’s HEREDITARY horror movie. It’s a movie full of tropes: everything in there is something you’d expect and things you’ve seen in different horror movies all your life. Still, the film feels quite new and really…