Many YA authors are adults, which means the generation gap between these writers and their intended audience can make it easy to miss the mark. Teen writer (and avid reader) Lorena Koppel lays out four ways to make sure your YA novel meets young audiences’ expectations and interests.
When the plot, characters or relationships in YA novels seem unrealistic, two-dimensional or overused, teenage readers can get frustrated. From a high-school freshman who loves reading and is in the revision process of a fantasy novel, here are four considerations you need to take into account in order to keep YA readers’ eyes trained on the page. Read More