Young Adult

Having a book published under the genre of Young Adult is my dream. For others, though, it's a curse.

A very interesting article on what it means when your book is labeled as YA.

3 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Thanks for the link. Good food for thought. I'm an adult, but I find a lot of times, if I am in search of a good book worth reading, I wander over to the YA section of the library or bookstore. I think YA rocks. :-)

My last ms. has a 17-year-old protagonist, but adult themes. I wonder how it will be categorized.

Prince Balthazar said...

It's strange. For years, all I read and wrote was literary fiction. One day, I decided that I needed to write what I liked to read when I was a kid/teenager. That's when I finally found my writing voice. Now, YA fantasy is about all I read. But,it's also research,too, as that is the genre of the book I'm writing.

Pink Ink said...

Yeah, I try to soak up as much of YA as possible. Fun "research", isn't it? Interesting to scope out other writers...

Good for you, writing the stuff you loved as a teen. When I write the stuff I love, I have more fun.