Posted on 06/26/2019 at 11:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The place to upend your genre’s tropes is not the cover; readers have come to expect certain imagery and may skip over your book if that's missing.

But inside the book? That’s a whole ’nother story (pardon the pun) — when your plot breaks the mold, your reader could find it even more enticing.

Author Taylor Simonds discusses how upending tropes can captivate readers, using George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series as a perfect example, in Writer’s Digest.

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