People always say writers can write whatever they want, but I doubt that’s true.
Some publishing companies don’t accept “cliché” ideas since it’s harder to market stories. Which, in turn, lowers the endless possibilities that writers can write about.
Some of those outdated story plots include:
- Character waking up at the beginning
- Character wanting to be a writer
But some clichés still catch readers’ attention, such as humans destroying the world unintentionally. These stories are still marketable since readers find them relatable.
So, perhaps, if writers want to market their story far, they have to write what’s more retable.