What’s current in your genre?
Do you know?
Want to write YA?
Find out what they are reading and writing.
A good place to start is WattPad.
Are you writing murder and mayhem? Romance? Hot XXX? Or Children’s books?
So maybe you need to find out what is trending in those genres. A good place to start is with the best sellers list. Check out what everyone is saying about the top ten on Amazon, Goodreads and Barns & Noble.
I don’t have a crystal ball, and I’m not suggesting that you try to guess what the next big thing will be. However, I do believe it’s good to stay current.
For instance, LOL is now old school. Sigh, I was just getting used to using it. LOL RIP
Reading and writing are an important part of my life and I’m always looking for ways to improve. Staying current and reading good writing, no matter the genre never fails to help.
Do you think it’s important to know what everyone is reading?
How do you stay current?
How do you keep your writing from getting stale?
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