A while back I linked to a couple of lists of cliché situations to avoid in fantasy because, those writers said, they're overused.
Last month, Agent Kristen's Pub Rants offered a list of cliché phrases to avoid in a fantasy synopsis.
Oddly enough, it doesn't include the word "unwitting."
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J. L. BELL is a writer and reader of fantasy literature for children. His favorite authors include L. Frank Baum, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper. He is an Assistant Regional Advisor in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and was the editor of Oziana, creative magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club, from 2004 to 2010.
Living in Massachusetts, Bell also writes about the American Revolution at Boston 1775.