So I’m doing research for my story and I come across an article that has a list of the 10 most “overused things in fantasy writing”. I figure I might as well take a look to see if any of my ideas are considered overused. I figured it would be the usual use of elves, orcs, dwarves “dark lords” all that. I was surprised to find that the undead were on that list.
In my story I wanted to give the villains an army they could control and use to instill fear into people, something with little to no intelligence or free will already. Undead was the PERFECT choice!
I want my story to be something that’s creative and fresh. Hearing that it may be considered overused and uncreative made me question using them.
Personally I don’t think undead are overused. Do you think they’re overused? If so, is it in a bad way?