I love these tips lists. Informative, to-the-point, and always hilarious! Hurrah for 2!!
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Favorite Quote: Dare to dream. Dare to write.
There is something about that time — all the anxiety and worry and insecurity but also all the excitement and thrill of discovering boys and sex and drinking for the first time — that seems to be indelibly imprinted onto my subconscious and, as a result, accessing all those emotions is easy for me. One way is to remember. You have to be in touch with your teenage self in some way, and your old teenage friends.
There are many over-laps between writing for children, adults, and teenagers. But there are some elements that I find specific to writing for teenagers, that I occasionally need to remind myself about. If you want to keep their attention, talk up to them, not down.
How can you encourage reluctant teen writers when they feel stuck? What advice can you offer when perfectionism rears its ugly head and they have trouble accepting their own mistakes? My adult son is a former reluctant writer.
At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U. Below are eight of their most successful strategies.
And even though I spend my workdays with teens, I heard it countless times when I was looking for representation for my failed first YA novel. It took more than eight drafts and constant revisions, but ultimately I signed with an agent who sold the book in a little over a month. Here are 10 practical tips on how to do just that.
Hi there. I was once a teenage writer like you see goofy picture to the rightalthough that was so long ago that between now and then, I could have been a teenager all over again. So here are some of those thoughts, for your consideration.
I know from the comments that lots of teens read Daily Writing Tips, and as a former teenage writer myself, I wanted to offer some of my tips and favourite resources. A lot of the sites referenced are great for unders too, and plenty of the good writing advice applies to adults, not just teens! I was the youngest member by a long way, but I was made very welcome and I learnt a huge amount. Write every day — I used to scribble away in the school library in my lunch-hour, and my parents gave me a word processor more like a glorified typewriter than a computer when I was