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Writing Young Adult Fiction
Best Books on Writing and Editing Young Adult (YA) Fiction (11 books)
After working with teenagers for more than a decade, Carla Spradbery decided to start writing for and about them. Having had a lifelong obsession with dark literature, it only seemed It was a moment of pure terror that set Leigh Bardugo onto a path that led her to the sensational New York Times bestselling Grisha trilogy and critical acclaim from Half Bad, the debut witch novel for teens by Sally Green hit the headlines recently after breaking a Guinness World Record for most translated book pre-publication. For any reader or writer of fantasy, magic can be created in just a few words, and great story can come from anywhere. Her novels have
How to write young adult fiction – 7 lessons from an expert
Embarrassing yourself B. Falling prey to stereotypes, misconceptions and flat storylines D. All of the above. These are the three most important elements in YA.
Erin Farrow does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. When sex is evidently a part of adolescent lives, it would be remiss not to include it in the literature written for them. Early sexual encounters are rarely like those depicted in Hollywood movies. Instead of romance and seduction, they are often awkward and uncertain, performed in stolen moments while parents are absent.