I sat down to write these blog posts armed with some thoughts about writing, reviewing, themes I deal with, and literary tips that I think help make the story vivid. And then I found myself stuck because I realized that none of these ideas were specifically connected to writing for teens. So, I am going to start my entries with a disclaimer. I don’t write teen novels. Most of my novels are about teens, but I have never once in my life set out to write a ‘teen novel’. As a teen – and into adulthood – I never set out to read a ‘teen novel’. I just read! So, as a novelist I can probably give some good advice about how to write a book, but I haven’t thought much about writing a ‘teen’ book. These posts are going to make me think about it!
My first ‘teen’ novel,
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