I’ve been lurking in the forums and this is what I’ve learned from the posts: Advanced technology is cliché, magic is cliché, large exotic animals as pets are cliché, dystopian novels are cliché, writing a series is horribly cliché. Characters with traumatic past are cliché, prophesy is cliché, family heirlooms are cliché, anti-heroes are cliché, "It was a dark and stormy night...." is defiantly cliché. Mythical creatures are cliché, time travel is cliché, monsters and zombies are cliché, heroes are cliché, and stories about dogs are extremely cliché. Slavery is cliché, medieval fantasy is cliché, lovers are cliché, stories that include multiple countries are cliché, and elves are always cliché. Demons are cliché, legends and folklore are cliché, vampires are cliché, stories set within a single culture are cliché, and rape is so cliché. Evil is cliché, characters with meaningful names is cliché, love triangles are cliché, soldiers with PTSD is cliché, and crime in crime novels is totally cliché. So, what exactly do you feel IS worth writing about, because at this point it looks like you’ve limited yourselves to humorous anecdotes about cats?