Category: AmWriting

    Head Over Heels: Writing Young Adult Fiction

    By Jamie Thornton I write young adult (YA) fiction in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. While the intended audience is teenagers, some of my biggest fans are grownups from their thirties to their eighties. You see this phenomenon with hugely popular book series too, like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. How can you, as a writer, meet the reader expectations for both young readers and older fans? YA fiction requires that your protagonist has to be a teenager, but it’s more complex than that. The reader expectation is that your protagonist must experience many “firsts” throughout the course of […]

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