YA novels are not easier to write than adult novels. Some people may assume that because they are shorter or because they are not for adults, YA novels are easier to write, but this is not the case. In fact, YA novels have a number of requirements that might not apply to adult novels. YA novels must have an economy of language and strong pacing.
Age-appropriate content: YA novels are written to be appropriate for readers approximately 14 and up. Despite its teen characters and themes, YA writing also draws adult readers. Thanks to this adult audience, some YA fiction, such as The Hunger Games series and Harry Potter books, can top the New York Times bestseller list.
The protagonist of your YA novel should ideally be between 14 and 18 years old. Think high school-age. If you write a children’s book in which a character is twelve years old, this is a middle-grade novel.If you’ve written a book in which your character is nineteen, this is either a new adult novel or an adult novel, depending on your content.How to Write YA By Seth Fishman. But I’ve written a couple YA novels now and have a few handy hints for those aspiring writers who want to give it a go. Confront Your Failures.How to Write a YA Novel.. I’ve worked with a wide range of authors — editing their novels, witnessing their methods, listening to their difficulties, and celebrating their successes.
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How to Write a Novel in 15 Steps Much like learning to ride a bike, the best way to learn how to write a novel is by just doing it. Unlike saddling up on a Schwinn for the first time, however, writing a novel can’t be accomplished in one hot summer’s day.Read More
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Here’s why I write YA: the novels that have mattered the most to me were the ones I read as a teen. Anne of Green Gables, Are You There God?It’s Me, Margaret.—these are the books I devoured.Read More
Young Adult novels are written for teen readers, but there’s no reason why adults can’t love them, too! Some of the best contemporary, science fiction, historical, fantasy and romance novels are written by YA authors, and here are fifty you are certain to enjoy at any age.Read More
The young adult (YA) genre is one of the most important genres in literature. Get inspired to write YA with these fiction writing prompts.Read More
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Young adult fiction (YA) is a category of fiction written for readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults. The subject matter and genres of YA correlate with the age and experience of the protagonist.Read More
Young adult (YA) books are everywhere these days. They are the hottest way to get everyone reading and we love that! Here are 21 YA books you won’t be able to put down this summer. 1. Windfall by Jennifer Smith. Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least not the good kind.Read More