Infinitely Obscure: Guidance / Writing YA: A survival guide.

Infinitely Obscure: Guidance / Writing YA: A survival guide.

How to master conflict in young adult fiction. Great discussion on themes and how developing them will actually lead to conflict in your young adult story.

How to master conflict in young adult fiction. Great discussion on themes and how developing them will actually lead to conflict in your young adult story.

The facts about teen fiction | News | Culture | The Independent A good reminder that yes, controversial topics can and should be taken up in young adult fiction. In fact, breaking taboos should be encouraged among YA writers.

The facts about teen fiction

The facts about teen fiction | News | Culture | The Independent A good reminder that yes, controversial topics can and should be taken up in young adult fiction. In fact, breaking taboos should be encouraged among YA writers.

Adults should not be embarrassed to read—or write—YA fiction. Here's an article on why young adult fiction is nothing to be embarrassed about. There's still a weird assumption that YA is somehow dumbed down or silly, but there's so much variety within YA novels that I think all it takes is finding the right books. And most importantly, writing them.

I Write Young Adult Novels, and I Refuse to Apologize for It

Adults should not be embarrassed to read—or write—YA fiction. Here's an article on why young adult fiction is nothing to be embarrassed about. There's still a weird assumption that YA is somehow dumbed down or silly, but there's so much variety within YA novels that I think all it takes is finding the right books. And most importantly, writing them.

Post Grad Problems | How To Write A Shitty Young Adult Novel. This post plays with the clichés of young adult fiction - use it as a checklist of what NOT to do, or at least a list of elements to approach very carefully.

Post Grad Problems | How To Write A Shitty Young Adult Novel. This post plays with the clichés of young adult fiction - use it as a checklist of what NOT to do, or at least a list of elements to approach very carefully.

Author Seth Fishman shares six tips on how to tackle a YA novel. Again, there's a great point about not dumbing down your writing for young adult audiences.

Author Seth Fishman shares six tips on how to tackle a YA novel. Again, there's a great point about not dumbing down your writing for young adult audiences.

6 Depressing Realities Of Writing Young Adult Fiction. There's some good thinking on what to prepare for if you want to write young adult fiction. It's also a good starting point to think about what you yourself would want to do differently as an author.

6 Depressing Realities Of Writing Young Adult Fiction. There's some good thinking on what to prepare for if you want to write young adult fiction. It's also a good starting point to think about what you yourself would want to do differently as an author.

Six tips for writing young adult novels. I thought the discussion on choosing point of view etc was especially helpful.

Six tips for writing young adult novels. I thought the discussion on choosing point of view etc was especially helpful.

Popular YA writers share their valuable advice on how to write successful young adult fiction.

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors

Popular YA writers share their valuable advice on how to write successful young adult fiction.

Chuck Wendig's 25 Things you should know about young adult fiction.

Chuck Wendig's 25 Things you should know about young adult fiction.

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