Ana muses about predictable story plots.
I read a blog post yesterday that talked about big publishers' push to make authors cowtow to tried and true story arcs. The writer listed big name author after big name author. All related how they were being told to dumb down their stories to fit a prescribed mold. For sales.
She wrote about their frustrations with reader feedback that their stories' outcomes were predictable by page 10. Now obviously some readers like predictable, and others don't.
Small press and indie published books are where readers hungry for fresh writing turn.
I'm for unique!