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  1. Peutra

    Peutra Member

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    Cliche way of creating a turning point

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Peutra, Sep 24, 2011.

    My story is a typical fantasy plot line, where the protagonist finds out he has magical powers.
    Basically, he asks someone is explain to him what he really is.
    How do I make a cliche "those words changed his/her life" in first person?
    I mean, yeah, it's cliche. But I'm gonna run with it and see where it goes.
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    "Those words changed my life." That is the first person way of saying it.

    And yes, it is a cliche. There is almost no emotional content to it, because it has been used so often. It's also completely unnecessary, as I presume your story will show how those words changed your protagonist's life.

    Let the other person's word end the scene, or even the chapter. That will give the utterance the gravitas you seek.

    "You're a wizard, Larry."
     
  3. skeloboy_97

    skeloboy_97 Senior Member

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    Yeah, i Agree with Cog, don't go cliche, be creative, or even, put your own spin on a popular phrase.
     

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