i don't know if this belongs in char development or in the plot help section. but i just wanted to know why so many writers overuse the whole amnesia/from a small secluded island where nothing ever happens/ "i just woke from a coma" scenario. i mean, yes it's an easy way to skip MC history and personality traits in the beginning and get straight to the story. also in fantasy and sci fi it gives you a good reason to explain all the little details of the world/magic/science around the mc, because (having amnesia) he is just as new to everything as you are. is this just part of writing? it just seems like an easy way out to me. sorry for all the errors i have 5 minutes to write and go and time is up now, i'll come back and edit later but i want to hear peoples ideas on this. do you use these ideas alot?