Know Thy Tropes

Let’s talk about tropes. We love them. We hate them. Whether the author sticks to them or subverts them, they are the foundation of every bestseller. Tropes are common (potentially cliche) plot or rhetorical devices in books or television. Examples include, but are not limited to, enemies to lovers, the chosen one, girl/boy next door, […]

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Monster Lead Me Home

Have you ever been in a place where you thought you were worthless, underappreciated, wrecked, and unloved? That’s what it was like to live in the other world.  When I first arrived in the other world, it was a place of optimism with the promise to grow into a wonderful person. They offered a comfortable […]

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