Talking, running, smart zombies? Sparkly vampires? Magician’s apprentices? Magical swords? One of my recent comments about zombies reciting Shakespeare made me wonder what you guys think about genre tropes. Zombies are my genre of preference, but I’m curious which direction the common tropes are going in your favorite genre and what you think about it.
What genre tropes are you most sick of?
As part of the 12 Days of Creepfest tour, I’m giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to a random commenter who has left a meaningful comment on my website during the tour. The winner will be announced the day after the tour ends, which is Christmas day.
Here are the other topics for discussion I’ve posed during this tour:
What creeps you out most about the zombie apocalypse?
What were your worst nightmares?
How do you celebrate a job well done?
What are you researching?
How do you overcome the fear of the blank page?
What are some five star short stories, anthologies, or short story authors that you’ve read?
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
What kind of podcasts do you like?
What do you think about journal fiction?
Don’t forget to stop by and see what creepy stuff the rest of the gang’s got going on. Plenty of prizes and cool people to check out.