I just made my first sale of the year – an article to SCBWI. It’s called Avoiding the Character Cliché and the article is about falling into that trap and how to get out of it. Here’s a sneak preview (the first sentence):
The very best way to avoid character clichés is to simply not have the nemesis in your young adult book be a beautiful, fashionably dressed cheerleader.
Posted by: Joelle