Authors! Know your genre, love your genre and help young readers love it, too!
Being completely immersed in the genre you write in helps you:
🐺 understand why readers love this genre, which will help you give them what they want
🐺 be familiar with all the popular titles in the genre so you can understand what's worked in the past
🐺 know what's being published in your genre right now so you know what children and teens are currently enjoying
🐺 avoid repeating what's already been overdone
🐺 be inspired by all the best bits of the genre
🐺 come up with ways to put twists on familiar tropes
🐺 get a feel for word counts, writing styles and POVs
🐺 find great comp titles for your book.