Great post on YA/MG writing

Lucienne Diver posted a great blog yesterday on writing for the young adult and middle grade markets…

Now, at the Willamette Writers Conference, I heard more young adult and middle
grade pitches than ever before. I sincerely hope this is because these are
the stories calling to the writers and not that they’ve decided to jump into the
cool pool, because here’s the reality: the YA/middle grade market is just as
crowded and as difficult to break into as the adult market. It’s simply
been getting a ton more press with the runaway success of Twilight, Harry Potter
and all that jazz. If you are writing for young people because you love
it, here’s some things to be aware of in the writing and in determining which
market your work best fits . . .

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