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Let Me Summarize it for Ya...

Don’t be Lazy with Your Summaries

This is SO personal opinion, but heaven almighty, there is nothing more off putting than a lazy book summary on Wattpad.

Things I Hate, I mean Dislike Strongly:
1- Dialogue Summaries. Yeah they might have chosen the greatest, most dramatic scene, and it’s just oh so exciting, but to me it’s lazy. They didn’t want to write one, so they took something from the book and slapped it in there.

2- Cliche This goes along with number one. Like I said, they chose the “big scene” and everyone chooses the “big scene.” There’s nothing unique about that anymore.

3- Overuse of Questions Example: What will happen? Will they get together? How can they overcome this? When will they be free to travel the world together? Why should I even care? ---So the last one, was just my response to those questions... But, a good placed question can work wonder.
So considering this: could this go on the back of a real book? That’s what the summary sections is the introduction to your book…

My take on the Werewolf Genre

Werewolf Genre Warning: Personal Opinion
I've written and read a few werewolves books over the years (8-ish to be somewhat exact) and this is how I see it. In other words, this post will be littered with personal opinions and bias.
So here’s the things I looked for when I’m searching the sea of Werewolf Stories:
1- It has to be gay: Personal preference, so yeah… just skip this one.
2- The Title: If the title is crap, I won’t read it. What makes a title crap? Something along the lines of "The Big, Huge, Handsome, #1 Jock, is a Werewolf and I’m His Mate, but I Hate Him." You just gave away the whole plot in the title. There is no mystery to this. This is just a poor description not a title.
3-Ranking: This is my view on Werewolf ranks. If a character is the alpha, they earned it. The only person that could remotely be able to take them on in a fight would be the beta. No one else, or they wouldn’t be called the alpha. 
That being said: I don’t believe in Omega Revolutions. Un…