Atlantic article: The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors -- Best-selling writers including John Green & Veronica Roth share their strategies for crafting authentic, relatable teen characters—even in fantasy worlds.
What NOT To Do When Writing YA Books (Advice From a Teen Writer
Want to make your YA characters more like real teenagers? This teenage writer talked to every teen she knows and came up with a list of the top 6 mistakes writers make when writing YA books. I completely agree, and this is so helpful!
Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the upcoming movie Divergent (March based on the dystopian young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The hugely popular book contains themes of economic struggle and class warfare.
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.