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carrieanne
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My eyes glaze over when I see the words “YA paranormal romance.”

I’m not that into of first person narrative.

I’m not a fan of fantasy.

I think books nowadays are far too short and breakneck-paced. I want a return to slower-paced books that unfold over hundreds of pages. My non-YA books are all well up in the 300K range, and my most recently finished book, the sequel to my Russian novel, clocked in at 406K. I think a lot of agents and even other writers nowadays have forgotten that some books are saga-length for a reason, not because they were “overwritten” or are really several books crammed into one.

I think there’s too much emphasis on showing instead of telling. Sometimes directly telling the reader something is more effective or to the point. It felt so fake when I tried to emphasize showing as an experiment, since that’s not my natural writing style.