The discussion on the comment section of Tuesday’s post about authorial intrusion got me thinking about writing trends that have gone out of style but that might deserve a resurgence.

For instance, I would love to see the return of the frame story. You know, books like the Cantebury Tales or Arabian Nights. I belive the recent adult book Hakawati does this, but I can’t think of any recent children’s books that do the same. I love short story collections, but stories woven together in a frame story are even better.

What bygone fictional trope would you like to see make a comeback?

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