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Can Subtlety Work in Action Tropes?

Picture of a thoughtful orangutan

Orangutan thinks about action tropes and writing exciting stories. Image swiped from HuffPo.

On Storymonger’s blog, I read a thought-provoking post: Four Action Tropes that Need to be Revolutionized in fiction. Could I come up with a subtle blend of tropes that revolutionized the action sequences in question? There’s only one way to find out. (more…)