Hello writers, This is my first post on this forum and I am glad to found other passionate writers to discuss with. Lately, I've been reading lots of articles which deal about common mistakes of beginners. The articles recommend not to implement any kind of cliches like having hero who either has no parents or was "just a normal farmer boy". Or something like not inventing new races and rather relying on races like elves, dwarfs from the middle earth saga. Or having a pure "good vs evil" conflict. But, aren't those cliches (good vs evil) something what we really want? I can't give any certain reason to support my theory but somehow I feel it... even if we are always shaking our head when we find various cliches in movies/books, I somehow got the impression that we urgently need them. What do you think?