My first novel was a YA Dystopian novel, and I think it’s safe to say that the genre is still close to my heart. I can’t get enough of the stories that warn us about the evils of power, corrupt governments, and societies where right and wrong are skewed beyond recognition.
And what do I do when I love something?
Make fun of it, obviously.
I’m a huge believer in the importance of dystopian stories. It’s the writer’s job to warn us of what our lives could be like if our society travels down the wrong path.
At the same time, though, there are a ton of cliches in this genre that are overused and need to stop.
Dystopian writers and screenwriters everywhere, this one’s for you.
1. The Government is Bad
In our modern world, it seems like everyone who is a functioning member of society hates at least…
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