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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday Morning Musings: Learning from writing Young, MG, Tween, YA, New YA

Well, hello, Saturday...and snow.

Guess winter has arrived in my neck of the world, even if just a dusting of it. No matter the weather here's to a great weekend.

What are we musing about today? Dawn's giving us an insight into...what she's learned about writing for the Young, MG, Tween, YA, New YA group and would pass on to new writers of this genre.

My first piece of advice would be to read lots of books that are currently popular with readers of the age group for which you want to write. Take note of the language and vocabulary used. The second piece of advice is to find willing young readers to read your story and to give you their verdict. They are the experts, so it's always valuable to take note of their comments.

Keep reading and dreaming. If there’s anything you’re curious about just drop me a note:


  1. Hi Dawn, it is so important to keep reading in your genre and, where age related, age group specific books. I loved your Daffodil and the Thin Place and think it would be a really good read at this slightly spooky time of year. anne stenhouse

  2. Great advice! I've always been an avid reader of this genre--which is good because I write this genre. But I also think it's great to have your audience as beta readers.


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