So I love to write, I have a vivid imagination, I like the tradition of swords and magic, and I love writing about things that fascinate me - so of course I want to write in the fantasy genre. The problem is, as I am well aware, there are certain clichés within this genre that have been done to death. Think of a basic outline and guaranteed its been drawn from a dozen other fantasy books. How can I avoid this? If I wanted to get published would I have to come up with something totally orginal? Or would it not matter if it was clichéd if the story was fluent and enthralling? What do other people think?