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“One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them,

for words have the power to change us.”

– Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel


My favorite genres to read are fairy tales, magical realism, urban fantasy, adventure fiction, historical fiction, and young adult fiction. What I love most about these genres is the worldbuilding and the ability to fully immerse yourself in the book with the characters. There are many different takes on what constitutes “fantasy” just as there are preconceived notions about “YA,” but excluding yourself from one genre entirely leaves so much left unread.

When I’m editing, I tend to mark/comment all of the scenes that I like while pointing out the things that do not make sense to me. I pay special attention to continuity and whether one part of the story makes sense with another, as well as if the characters are making decisions that no rational person would make which would ultimately render the scene as unbelievable. I believe that these are most important when developing a story as it can help shape the work into something less bumpy. I also love singing praise for all of the scenes I find myself engrossed in.

Image by Nick Fewings



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