Monthly Archives: January 2010

Once we tap into teens… write our books… sell them and wait until they hit the market THEN we have to learn a whole new set of rules and promote our little darlings. And hopefully recruit and grow an audience. Here’s a link to a recent blog post about just that, written by Greg Pincus. It’s a good read.

Writing for YA
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Most authors who write YA (young adult) are adults; and so we’re always on the prowl for new and better ways to capture the authentic teen experience and harness it into our current WIP. Alas, authentic teen experiences, out in the open and available for capture, are about as abundant as Unicorn eyelashes! Teens who read are smart, savvy and discriminating. So short of jumping into the nearest time machine where can we go to find authentic teen moments? Here are a few suggestions. MUSIC: I bought Taylor Swift’s album Fearless (the platinum version) and I’m using it as inspiration for … Continue reading

Writing for YA
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