MG = Middle Grade
YA = Young Adult
NA = New Adult (you may see a little conflict over this topic, so be wary. To quickly summarize, it's an age group between YA and A that typically depicts people between 18 - 30)
A = Adult
Beta Reader = Someone who reads and gives you feedback on the early drafts of your story. They read bc they enjoy.
CP/Critique Partner = A partnership where you read their story and they read yours for feedback.
1st, 2nd (X)st draft = stages of editing
WIP = Work In Progress (your manuscript)
ms = manuscript
MC = Main Character
LI = Love Interest
SC = Side Character
POV = Point of View
Tropes = Book cliches (not necessarily a bad thing, but includes: the Chosen One, love triangles, bad boy romance, lost princess, etc)
There are several writing games on Twitter you might have seen writers playing. Every day there's a new question to answer about your current manuscript, and you use them to get to know your story better and admire others!
-Show, don't tell
-Kill your darlings
-Adverbs are the enemy