Why Reading in Your Genre is SO Important

I've read a lot of YA Fantasy. I've seen a lot of overused plot devices and tropes. I've caught myself trying to use those same plot devices and tropes. By knowing about those tropes and plot devices, I can do something more original and unexpected. THAT is why the number one advice to become a … Continue reading Why Reading in Your Genre is SO Important

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3 Things to do After you Finish a Draft

Y'all know that feeling after you get to the end of a draft? That "there's nothing after this" kind of feeling. You have reached the end. You have completed a revision. Now what? Some writers dive right back in, however, sometimes it's best to let your creative jets cool down before firing them up again. … Continue reading 3 Things to do After you Finish a Draft