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About YA tropes: I'm not like other girls
I love YA. I’ve found tons of beautiful and inspiring stories that fit into this category. There’s just something about a young heroine thriving and saving the world (or herself) that’s just, well, awesome.
But, YA is also plagued with certain literary tropes. Themes that you see over and over, and that honestly, kinda ruin my reading experience. Some of them are not that bad, to be honest. But they become really tedious when you find them almost everywhere, and all the time.
*Not every YA book has them, but a lot do. They’re so many though, that faithful YA readers are already complaining about it. And I can totally understand why.*
I will be reviewing some of those tropes, and I wanted to start with the infamous “I’m not like the other girls” one. Because well, I almost hate this one.
Now, what does this phrase mean?
I’ve found that, when the heroine says this, she always proceeds to describe herself as the opposite of a r
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I wished I knew how to write.
how to entangle words and paths,
stories and souls. Kisses and betrayal.
And then weave them all together until
I’m able to trace all the lines with eager fingertips
to then
squeeze them and
dozens of raindrops fall.
I wished I knew how to talk to you about
how the endless universe doesn’t compare
to the sound of loneliness that chases me inside my head.
And how sometimes all I need is the touch
of another warm hand (hiding maybe yet another lonesome soul)
to feel like everything’s going to be alright.
even if just for a moment.
I wished I could tell you,
that every day I fight a battle against my own words.
because some days all they can spell is the word hate.
And when they don’t.
When they finally decide to be touched by light,
and be more than what they usually are
and talk to me about the warmth of a stranger’s eyes
or the magnetizing spell of crystal waves
no one is there to listen.
So I ask myself and wonder if
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it is good to feel inspired again, and i missed DA more than i thought, so you could say that i'm back. :D
so, my computer screen refuses to work properly, this looks so much more blue in my computer, than it does on my phone screen, i don't mind either "version" i just hoped i could fix it, but i've tried different softwares and stuff, and nothing seems to work 100%

all comments and support are much appreciated!

© Carolina Heza 2018

_-°|| Thanks to all the stockers for their amazing photos ||°-_
model:… (for the face, i used this one…)
flower petals:…

It’s like they say

Sometimes you’re ready to face new challenges, sometimes you’re not.

The thing is, opportunities won’t wait forever.

Even though I’m still a newbie, I wanted to try and translate my novel (Spanish-english) and I have to say, I did a good job. It’s not perfect, there are still tons and tons of things to fix. But by the time I got to write the last page, I was immensely proud of myself.

And now that I just mistakenly opened and old file in Word, I could notice how much I’ve progressed. I can tell I’m better at writing than I was two years ago and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

I suffered and cried during these last seven months because I was foolish enough to believe that I could handle the pressure of translating 75k words from one language to another. I suffered even more as I read the beautiful words of native english speakers and how they could transform a few lines into almost tangible poetry. While I, well, could barely write a line without having to consult the dictionary for more than a couple of times.

In the end, it was all worth it and I’m better now because of what I made me do. I suffered, yes, a lot. I cried, yes I did. But never gave up.

I’m gonna take a few days now to relax, and read.

And then, the editing process will begin (cue dramatic music)


Anyway, don’t decide that you’re too unready for anything. Just go for it.

Don’t talk yourself out of things just because you fear you won’t be perfect. No one is.

  • Listening to: the world
  • Reading: a court of thrones and roses
  • Watching: the whispers
  • Eating: medicine (yay)
  • Drinking: coffee


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