Category: YA Fiction

  • 5 Steps to Write a Young Adult Novel image of tag icon

    Young Adult novels, or YA, has been spiking in popularity. According to Publisher’s Weekly, sales of Young Adult novels rose by 18.6% between 2020 and 2021 despite the pandemic.

    April 15, 2021

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  • 41 Best YA Literary Agents image of tag icon

    Why do so many writers thank their agents first in the acknowledgements? Because the agent is pretty much the most important person in a writer’s life. Countless people work behind the scenes to bring each author’s budding vision for a story to its fruition, from friends and family to the publishing house’s distribution, but none […]

    July 24, 2016

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  • 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing Young Adult Novels image of tag icon

    Writing young adult novels is a bit like playing Concentration, the memory game where you have a bunch of mixed-up pairs of cards facedown and have to match them up by randomly flipping over two at a time. You have to remember how it felt to be sixteen and simultaneously enamored and terrified of the world.

    July 11, 2016

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  • YA Fiction and Censorship image of tag icon

    Despite the firestorm (1, 2) over the WSJ article about YA fiction, I did agree with this paragraph by Meghan Cox Gurdon, which she talks about the process of guiding what young people read: “In the book trade, this is known as ‘banning.’ In the parenting trade, however, we call this ‘judgment’ or ‘taste.’ It is a […]

    June 9, 2011

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