Discussion in 'General Writing' started by colorthemap, Mar 13, 2011.
Simple question do you consider referencing characters in stories as a chess board is cliche?
Not if they really do look like a chess board.
I don't think it is, as long as you don't overdo it, but I suppose it depends on exactly how you do it. Maybe you care to provide slightly more detail?
Do you mean chess pieces for names?
I think it would depend on the character and how they view the world. Even if its cliche, I don't think its one that isn't far from reality. Some people view the world like a giant chess game.
I love chess, so no ^^
I think I know what the OP means. lol It might be a little cliche but if you don't overdo it, I don't see it as a problem.
Could we get some more detail from the poster? I don't really understand what he means from the original post. Or if anyone else understands, can they explain?
I'm confused myself. You mean like having two characters playing chess? Or having someone refer to someone else as a chess master and he/she's moving the peices (being metaphors for people) to further his/her own personal goals?
Only if one of the characters is named Death.
No. If it is a natural part of the story and not forced, why not use the technique?
What I ment to show was that many times books state that people are simply pawns on a chess board controlled by a greater force.
Profoundly spelled out in the first "Harry potter novel".
Separate names with a comma.