Tracie RobertsTracie Roberts is a native Floridian who enjoys the occasional ski vacation to escape Florida’s nine-month summers. She writes young adult and new adult novels shaded with a bit of paranormal. When she’s not parenting, writing, or teaching she can be found searching the night sky for meteors, combing beaches for sea glass, or Googling her family’s next vacation spot. Check out her website at or find her on Facebook at tracierobertsauthor.


Tropes, when used appropriately, can help authors meet the expectations of readers and heighten the reading experience. In my presentation on using tropes in writing, I will explain the difference between cliches and tropes, assist attendees with identifying tropes and avoiding cliches, and model how to rewrite common tropes with a fresh twist. Attendees will have the opportunity to put into practice what they learn.

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