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    Car Crash... Played Out?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by AllWrite, Nov 11, 2008.

    Is using a car crash to sort of change the events or come to a climax in your story played out? Has it been done millions of times and is too obvious? In my book that I'm writing that will be a NYT Bestseller I'm wondering if I'm being too cliche. Your thoughts and what other "Game Changing" ideas are played out?
     
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    lol at your siggy...

    If you're throwing something in at the end to resolve your plot, whether it's through a car crash or some other "device," then it comes off as cheap & gimmicky. Don't do it.
     
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    If it comes across as cheap or gimmicky, rewrite it. Plot elements are not cliche, they only look that way if you don't write them well.
     
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    duly noted.
     

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