Would this be too cliche?

My MC is 19 years old lives with her mother and 15 year old sister. Her mother is always putting things off on my MC like taking her sister to school, picking her up, pretty much everything. Her sister just expects my MC to be at her beckon call when she needs a ride.

My MC works as a server in a club with her friend. Her friend talks her into moving out of her mom’s house and share an apartment with her. She also starts dating a guy she knows from the club.

After my MC moves out, she finds out she has cancer, leukemia.

In the beginning, she doesn’t tell anyone about her having cancer. No one actually finds out until her first round of treatment.

Would the cancer be too cliché?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
    Best Answer


    to answer your question, a young protagonist with cancer is a bit of a cliché. But John Green made it work, didn't he, with that The Fault in our Stars crap? If it's well done, it won't matter if it's a cliché. People LIKE cliché's. They like things they're familiar with.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi there Sport,

    This is a tough one. Sounds like your MC is having a rough time.

    In answer to your question. Anyone can have cancer. It's OK.

    Hope that helps.

    • Terra5 years agoReport

      I know anyone can have cancer, I have do. I'm just asking if its too cliché for a story with her already having so much going on

  • 5 years ago

    There are no bad plots, only bad writers.

    If you can write this cliché well, then go right ahead.

  • 5 years ago

    Make it something more exotic like leprosy.

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