The Inside Scoop
Select a category
8 Posts tagged with 'trope'
October 11, 2016
Ask an Editor: Why Tropes Can Be a Good ThingEvery writer wants to craft a uniquely original story, and we all know how important it is to avoid clichés....
September 21, 2016
Beneath the Leather Jacket: Writing with the Bad Boy TropeEveryone loves a bad boy—right? Even if bad boys make you run screaming in the other direction in real life,...
September 6, 2016
Over the Fence: Writing with the Boy Next Door TropeThe Boy Next Door is one of the most popular tropes, or themes, in romantic fiction. Why? Well, what’s better...
October 16, 2015
Build Your Own Kissing Scene with Swoon Libs! (Part II)It's time for another round of Swoon Libs! For those who don’t know what the heck we’re talking about, basically...
June 3, 2015
The Ultimate YA Love Story Revealed!There were a lot of close calls and fights to the finish, but you did it, Swooners! You created the...
May 27, 2015
Help Us Build the Ultimate YA Love Story: Final Round!The time has come, Swooners! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After two weeks of close calls and...
May 20, 2015
Help Us Build the Ultimate YA Love Story: Round 2!Our first round was fraught with stunning defeats and photo finishes! In the “Protagonist” category, the character developing strange new...
May 13, 2015
Help Us Build the Ultimate YA Love Story!What’s your idea of a perfect young adult love story? An angel-demon-human love triangle? BFFs becoming more than just friends?...