Everyone has their style of writing. I often say this, and believe me, not every five authors have the same style. From people who like to write children’s stories to others who prefer to write explicit romance.
I have found that I prefer to write somewhere in the middle. As I often mention, I like to write what I like to read. Cliché, light-hearted contemporary, YA romance, with Christian elements for a clean read. I have several major influences in this area of writing, though I like my originality.
I remember when I was younger, I wrote a poem that mimicked a song from the Happy Feet movie. Yeah, the first two lines were exactly the same as the song. My step-mom (one of them anyway) freaked on me for plagiarizing the song. But guess what, there are over a million other songs and poems that start with the same two lines. Nothing is ever only done once nowadays.
Think about it. Every idea has been used. Doesn’t that make EVERYTHING in life a cliché? To me, it does not matter. I like clichés, TBH, and I don’t care if you don’t like them. Some of the BEST books (songs, movies, etc.) are usually the clichés. #SorryNotSorry, but that tickles my fancy.