Seth Fishman's new YA novel, The Well's Endpicks up with a mysterious sickness sweeping through year-old Mia Kish's school--and she might be the cause of it.
Secret labs and cliffhangers ensue. Fishman gives us his tips for how to write YA. But how do adult writers, so far away from How To Write Ya source, successfully manage to create believable teen characters? This literally happened to me: The thing is, I wrote him acting like me: That everything I thought was smooth and confident was really just confusing and impossible to read. No wonder I failed then, and no wonder I was failing now.
I had to confront the reality that my memories could not fulfill the characters I was creating. Which leads directly to…. Depending on the book, the latter two constraints are already becoming commonplace.
So basically, YA really just means a teen protagonist. In other words, just like adult books.
It makes you look like a fraud. Otherwise, write a book about something more than the specifics.
How To Write Young Adult Fiction: Stories for Teens
And you know what, go ahead and learn what type of swimsuit is in style right now at the junior Olympics. What matters is the things that build your character and informs the world she lives in.
For instance, in high school I had very, very curly long hair that could fro for any social occasion see line about no girlfriends above. Why did I purposefully grow my hair out for attention? Remember the smell of school, the sound of the How To Write Ya, the feel of a new outfit, the nervousness over a grade, the way your teacher praised you, the jokes you made, the calls you waited for and take those memories and distill them into something more.
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