if you’re worried about your horror not being scary enough, make dramatic music play whenever the readers should be frightened so they know
the only thing that makes a story a romance is if it’s written in one of the romance languages. it’s not? then it’s just a sexual tension
avoid using too much foreshadowing for bad events, as your characters may notice and jump ship. instead, subtly suggest that everything’s looking up for them
usually people are so flattered to have a character named after them that they’re willing to overlook the flaws! if you want to name your antagonist after that annoying guy at work just go for it!
set your story somewhere no other story has ever been set. you can’t use your house. i’ve already claimed that setting
reminder: ferguson and palestine are still happening and are still important even though there’s less attention being paid to them right now
kill your main character. just do it. just go for it. it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense. no one will take you seriously unless everyone dies