Writing YA: Links and Resources

1280px-Stipula_fountain_penAfter finishing last week’s writing YA post, I came across several great resources with suggestions for writing young adult novels. So, for this month’s links and resources post, I thought I’d share some of these links with you. 

  1. This post by teenage writer Mark O’Brien has several great suggestions for writing authentic teen dialogue.
  2. This article over at Gotham Writers offers several interesting tips regarding POV, age, voice, and more.
  3. I linked to this at the end of my post last week, but for those of you who missed it, The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young Adult Fiction Authors from The Atlantic offers some great quotes from bestselling YA writers.
  4. 6 Tips to Writing a Bestselling YA Series from Writer’s Digest also has some great tips.
  5. This post from Now Novel explains what exactly the YA category is, how it differs from middle grade, and other important factors to consider.
  6. How to Write YA by author Seth Fishman over at Publisher’s Weekly offers advice and makes several great points about not writing down to your audience.
  7. I love this post from author Gail Carriger on switching from adult to young adult.
  8. Author Ava Jae over at Writability has several great posts about YA. A few great ones: Sex and Swearing in YA and POV Choices in YA

Know any resources that should be on the list? Have any questions about writing YA? Let me know in the comments!

This post is part of my Links and Resources series. You can find previous posts in the series here, and follow the blog for all my new content about self-publishing, writing craft, and more. 

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