How to Stay in High School Forever: Writing the Young Adult Novel - podcast

YA author Janette Rallison shares valuable details about what you need to know to write in this popular market. In her quick overview for what makes YA novel a YA novel, she lists the following things: a teen protagonist, issues teens care about, fast moving pace, between 200 and 300 pages, often in first person, and it has a voice that people can relate to. While some conventions in a YA novel are negotiable, these are pretty much nonnegotiable. Listen to Rallison’s long-form presentation to...
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